President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the appointment of Mr. Abdullahi Muhammadu as the new Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Muhammadu succeeds Dr. Ade Abolurin, who has retired from service.

The new NSCDC boss, who was an Assistant Commandant-General of the NSCDC prior his appointment, hailed from Muye in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.