Former Major General Barry Tariye Ndiomu has been appointed as the Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Program by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The development was confirmed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina in the statement released on Thursday noted that Ndiomu hails from Odoni in the Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa State.
Ndiomu was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 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 (ASCON), Badagry, Harvard Kennedy School, and George C Marshall Centre for European Security Studies, among others.
Ndiomu took over from retired Col. M. D. Dikio.