Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Ayo Oke, former diplomat at the commonwealth secretariat in London, as the new director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA.
Oke, who hails from Oyo State, takes over from Ezekiel Olaniyi Oladeji whose tenure has elapsed.
Until his appointment, Oke was the director, regions, at the NIA Headquarters.
Similarly, Jonathan approved the appointments of E.O. Okafor from Anambra state as deputy director-general, operations, and Arap A. Yadam from Plateau state as deputy director-general, administration, of the NIA.
All the three appointments are with immediate effect.
The NIA is responsible for foreign intelligence and counter intelligence operations.
Its counterparts are the State Security Service, SSS, which is responsible for domestic intelligence, and the Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA, which is responsible for military intelligence.