President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

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

Dauda, who was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police last year due to his position as the President’s aide, is Buhari’s nephew.

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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.

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 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.”

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.