National Intelligence Agency (Nigeria)
|Formed||June 5, 1986|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Nigeria|
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is a Nigerian government division tasked with overseeing foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations.
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
|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)|
|Olaniyi Oladeji||2009 - 2013 (October, 2013)|
|Ayo Oke||( Present )|
Foreign intelligence services
The role and functions of the NIA are roughly equivalent to those of the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service (the SIS or MI6), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki) (SVR), the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the French foreign intelligence service Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE) and Israel's Mossad.
- "National Intelligence Agency (NIA) - Nigeria Intelligence Agencies". FAS Intelligence Resource Program. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- "About". NIA. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- Nigeria: NIA: 20 Years of Service
- Nigeria: The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) At Twenty - A Tribute