President Buhari extends nephew’s tenure as CPSO by three years

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of service of his Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, by three years.

Dauda, who was promoted to the rank of  Commissioner of Police last year, is Buhari’s nephew.

By the presidential approval, the CPSO, who was due to retire from service on January 1,  2020, will now leave the force on May 13, 2023.

Born in 1963, Dauda was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Officer on January 1, 1985 and would clock the mandatory 35 years in service in January 2020.

Force Secretary, Assistant Inspector-General of Police,  Usman Alkali, in a signal conveying Dauda’s tenure extension directed the force’s  Department of Information Technology to amend their records to reflect the development.

The message with reference number 23853/FS/FHQ/ABJ/46 seen  by Punch correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday,  read, “The President, Commander in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Chairman, Police Council, has graciously approved the extension of service of CP Abdulkarim Dauda to May 13, 2023, when he would have attained 60 years of age. Commissioner, Information Technology, amend your records please.”

The CPSO office was created by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to pave the way for his aide-de-camp, Moses Jitoboh, to be part of his personal security structure.

But a few months after Buhari’s inauguration, his nephew was redeployed to serve as his CPSO.




– Punch


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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