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Buhari replaces heads of prison service, civil defence


Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new heads for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola announced the appointments in Abuja on Thursday.

Buhari appointed Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new NSCDC commandant-general and nominated Haliru Nababa as the new controller-general of NCS.


Audi replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu as NSCDC boss while Nababa replaces Ahmed Ja’afaru as NCS boss.

The NSCDC boss, according to Aregbesola, “emerged the top best candidate out of those that went through the transparent selection process initiated by the Ministry of Interior through the Board to ensure that the most suitable among the top-ranking officers in the service was appointed to replace the out-going Commandant-General of the NSCDC.”

Aregbesola noted that Nababa appointment as the new Controller-General of NCS is subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service 2019.

The minister congratulated the new appointees and urged them to ensure full implementation of the mandate of their services as well as to ensure synergy with other security agencies in the country.

Aregbesola said the service of the new correctional service and NSCDC heads will aid “efficient internal security services and citizenship integrity for Nigerians and foreigners alike in line with the policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.”

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