Meet Abdulkarim Dauda Daura, Buhari’s closest Chief Personal Security Officer
The office of Chief Personal Security Officer was first created by President Goodluck Jonathan to pave a way for his erstwhile Aide de Camp, Moses Jitoboh, to be part of his personal security structure.
Few months after Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration, his nephew, Abdulkarim Dauda Daura was surreptitiously redeployed to serve as CPSO to the president.
Our sources gathered from inside sources that since his deployment, the new CPSO knocked off “Daura” from his name to weigh down public rebuke over the president’s penchant for “family and friends” appointments.
Late Dauda Daura, a groundnut merchant in the colonial era in Kano, was Mr. Buhari’s elder brother with whom young Buhari (then known as Lako) once stayed.
Abdulkarim Dauda Daura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
He also holds a Diploma in Police Science from the Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom.
According to a statement released by the presidency after his promotion, Mr. Daura was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Officer on January 1, 1985, and during his 33 years career as a police officer “has passed through the ranks and earned his promotions diligently” beginning as an Assistant Superintendent of Police 1 in 1988 to a Commissioner of Police in 2018.
In the course of his extensive police career, Mr. Daura attended several training courses at home and abroad.
Prior to his posting to the State House as CPSO to the President, he served in different police commands and formation including the Sokoto State Command, Force CID Lagos, Katsina State Command, Lagos State Command, Edo State Command, Police College Kaduna and Kano State Command.
Born in 1963, he is married and has five children and two grandchildren.