President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Barry Tariye Ndiomu (retd) as Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Program.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the appointment.
The appointee hails from Odoni in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
He was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy as part of the 29th Regular Combatant Course.
He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1983. He held several command and staff appointments in the course of his successful military career. He retired in December 2017.
Gen Ndiomu also trained as a lawyer and is an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Harvard Kennedy School, and George C Marshall Centre for European Security Studies, among others.