President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a six-month tenure extension for the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu.
The Corps spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
It denied reports that Buhari approved a 5-year extension to the NSCDC boss’ tenure, which was to end on July 17, 2020.
It noted that the fake news was being peddled by mischief-makers “who wanted to cause problems in the NSCDC.”
The statement read, “The Corps wishes to place on record that the Hon Minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has graciously approved an extension of the tenure of the NSCDC Commandant General for a six-month period having been found worthy of the office.”