President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday extended the tenure of the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu, by six months.
In a statement by the corps spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, dismissed reports that President Buhari approved a five-year extension to the NSCDC chief’s tenure.
He said the news was being peddled by mischief-makers to cause problems in the service.
Muhammadu’s original tenure ended on July 17.
The statement read: “The Corps wishes to place on record that President Muhammadu Buhari 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.”