‘My Best In Life Is To Serve Buhari, Nigeria’ – New NIA DG, Ahmed Abubakar
The newly-appointed Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Mr. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, has said the best he could have done in his life is to serve President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria.
According to a statement on Saturday, January 20, by the Deputy Director (Information), State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, Abubakar spoke on Friday at a send-off organised for him by presidential aides and members of staff of State House at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was until his appointment the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/International Relations, in the office of the Chief of Staff to the President.
‘‘I am emotion-laden for so many reasons and I thank you for what you have said about me. The best I could have done in my life is to serve the President and the nation,” he said.
The Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, set the tone for the evening at the event held in his conference room when he described the erstwhile aide as ”a patriot, intelligent and consummate gentleman.”
”I met him for the first time in this office after my appointment as Chief of Staff.
”I do not think his elevation will deny us the opportunity of still working together. During his stay here, he distinguished himself as a patriot and he brought his wealth of experience in working with international organisations to bear on his work.
”At any given time, even at late hours, Abubakar was always ready to give his best. He was committed,’’ the Chief of Staff added.