BEVERLY HILLS, April 24, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday approved the appointments of Ambassador Apollonius Demenongu Agev and Kio Solomon Benibo Amieyeofori as Deputy Directors-General (DDGs) at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the nation’s equivalent of the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, the KGB and the Mi5.
The appointments are effective immediately, a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services) in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said.
Mr. Agev is from Benue State in the North-Central Geopolitical Zone while Mr. Amieyeofori is from Rivers State in the South-South geopolitical zone.
“The Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (DGNIA), in line with the provisions of the Instrument under reference, will assign areas of responsibilities to the DDGs who will assist him in carrying out his functions as Director-General,” the statement said.
Buhari had on January 10 approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar as substantive Director General for the NIA.
Mr. Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, was until his appointment a Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.