President Barrow Appoints New National Security Adviser


The Deputy Government Spokesperson, Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu has indicated in a Press Statement that President Adama Barrow, acting in accordance with the powers vested in him by the 1997 Constitution of The Gambia, has appointed Mr. Abubakarr Suleiman Jeng as his new National Security Adviser (NSA), effective 1st December 2022.
Mr. Jeng who is a career police officer with extensive professional experience at home and abroad, served in various capacities as Commissioner of Administration of The Gambia Police Force; Senior Security Operations Officer; United Nations (UN) Mission Assistant in Somalia; Deputy Security Adviser for Administration and Support of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operations in Darfur; Special Assistant to the United Nations Police Commissioner in Liberia; Chief of Staff, UN Police Component in Liberia; Team Leader for the Darfur-related transitional planning activities at the UN Department of Peace-Keeping Operations in New York and Deputy Security Adviser, Israeli Occupied Palestinian Territory and Jerusalem.
A graduate of the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States of America, Mr Jeng additionally holds an MSc Degree in Crisis/Disaster Management from Cranfield University, in the United Kingdom. He equally underwent intensive training in Technical Studies; Criminal Investigation; Disaster Management; Police Command and Security Crisis Management in The Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Norway.