President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Commandant-General for the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps. He is Abdullahi Muhammadu.
The former Commandant-General, Ade Abolurin, retired on Friday after a two-term tenure. He was appointed in 2005.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Mr. Muhammadu, who was an Assistant Commandant-General of the NSCDC before his new appointment, hails from Muye in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.
He holds a B.Sc in Sociology from the University of Sokoto, and a Masters in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
President Buhari wished Mr. Abolurin a happy retirement, the statement said.