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President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday announced the appointment of Haliru Nababa as the new head of the Nigeria Correctional Service and also Abubakar Audi as the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Audi replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu who retired from service after completing his term as commandant-general.

The announcement was contained in a statement by Mohammed Manga, a spokesperson for the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola.

Here is the full statement by Mr Manga below:

New Appointments: President Buhari Appoints Audi, Nababa as NSCDC, NCoS Bosses

President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi PhD, mni as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) following the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.

Ahmed Audi, 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.

Furthermore, President Muhammadu Buhari has also nominated Haliru Nababa mni, as the new Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service 2019.

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