August 14, 2018

Presidency defends new NIA DG over appointment (Nation)

Presidency defends new NIA DG over appointment (Nation)

The Presidency has frowned at media reports criticising the appointment of the new Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ahmed Rufa’i.

A statement issued in Abuja yesterday by Mr. Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director (Information), Media Unit of the State House, quoted Malam Garba Shehu, a Presidential Spokesman, as flaying the negative reports.

Shehu expressed concern during a send-forth for the newly-appointed Director-General of the NIA.

The send-forth was organised by Presidential aides and staff of the State House, Abuja.

Shehu, who is also the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, said it was regrettable that the appointee had been maligned by a section of the media following his appointment.

He, however, described Rufai’s appointment as well deserved. Read more

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