The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is a Nigerian government division tasked with overseeing foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations
History[edit | edit source]
Fulfilling one of the promises made in his first national address as president, in June 1986 Ibrahim Babangida issued Decree Number 19, dissolving the National Security Organization (NSO) and restructuring Nigeria's security services into three separate entities under the Office of the Co-ordinator of National Security
- State Security Service (SSS) - Responsible for domestic intelligence
- National Intelligence Agency (NIA) - Responsible for Foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations
- Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) - Responsible for military intelligence.
Directors General of the NIA[edit | edit source]
|Directors General of the NIA||Term of Service|
|Albert K. Horsfall||1986–1990|
|Brigadier-General Haliru Akilu (Rtd)||1990–1993|
|Zakari Y. Ibrahim||1993–1998|
|Godfrey B. Preware||1998–1999|
|Uche O. Okeke||1999–2007|
|Emmanuel E. Imohe||2007 - 2009 (September, 2009)|
2009 (September, 2010)to date
References[edit | edit source]
- "National Intelligence Agency (NIA) - Nigeria Intelligence Agencies". FAS Intelligence Resource Program. http://www.fas.org/irp/world/nigeria/nia.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- "About". NIA. https://www.nationalintelligenceagency.gov.ng/AboutUs.aspx. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- Nigeria: NIA: 20 Years of Service
- Nigeria: The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) At Twenty - A Tribute