|Formed||5 June 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.
|Directors General of the NIA||Term of Service|
|Chief Albert K. Horsfall||1986–1990|
|Brigadier-General Haliru Akilu (Rtd)||1990–1993|
|Ambassador Zakari Y. Ibrahim||1993–1998|
|Ambassador Godfrey B. Preware||1998–1999|
|Ambassador Uche O. Okeke||1999–2007|
|Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe||2007 – Sept 2009|
|Ambassador Olaniyi Oladeji||September 2009 – October 2013|
|Ambassador Ayo Oke||November 7, 2013 – October 2017|
|Ahmed Rufai Abubakar||January 10, 2018 – Incumbent|
Valentine Tobechukwu Achum http://sunnewsonline.com/nia-ecowas-and-nigerias-national-interest/