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Jonathan appoints new DG of NIA

07 November 2013, 18:27

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday approved the appointment of Ayo Oke as the new Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, announced this in a statement in Abuja.

Abati said that Oke would take over from the outgoing Director-General of the agency, Ezekiel Oladeji, whose tenure had elapsed.

Oke, from Oyo State, is a career diplomat who was formerly at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.

Until his appointment as Director-General, he was the Director (Regions) at the headquarters of NIA.

Abati said that the president also approved the appointments of E.O. Okafor (Anambra State) as Deputy Director-General (Operations) and Arap A. Yadam (Plateau State) as Deputy Director-General (Administration) of the NIA.

''The three appointments are with immediate effect,'' he said.



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