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Tinubu picks Ribadu ahead of Dambazau as National Security Adviser



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President Bola Tinubu has appointed former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, as his National Security Adviser.

according to report by Whistler NG, barring any last-minute change of plan, President Bola Tinubu will any moment from today announce his appointment of former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, as National Security Adviser (NSA).

it revealed that sources close to the presidency revealed that Ribadu was picked ahead of two other candidates that were being considered for the top security job.

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As part of his efforts to fulfill his promise of delivering a “bold, no-nonsense crime prevention reform” to safeguard Nigerians, President Tinubu evaluated the three candidates for the NSA position before finally settling for Ribadu who is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s experienced individuals in the field of security and law enforcement.

The two other candidates that were also considered are former Minister of Interior and ex-Chief of Army Staff, retired General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; and the current Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Ribadu hails from Adamawa State and contested in the APC governorship primaries that produced Senator Binani .

The NSA serves as the principal adviser to the President on security matters, responsible for coordinating various security agencies, providing intelligence assessments, and formulating policies to address the nation’s security challenges.


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