BREAKING: Tinubu selects Ribadu for NSA
The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has been selected by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to serve as National Security Adviser (NSA), a source close to the development has revealed.
The NSA serves as the principal adviser to the President on security matters, coordinating various security agencies, providing intelligence assessments, and formulating policies to address the nation’s security challenges
Ribadu, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police was chosen over two other candidates, former Minister of Interior and ex-Chief of Army Staff, General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), and the current Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
Tinubu evaluated all three candidates before selecting Ribadu, who is highly regarded for his experience in security and law enforcement.
The NSA position requires an individual capable of navigating complex security issues and providing effective counsel to the President.
Tinubu values Ribadu’s expertise and dedication to public service, despite his background as a former police officer, which may have counted against him as the NSA position has traditionally been occupied by persons with military backgrounds.