President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Maj Gen. Samuel Adebayo as the Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency.
Adebayo, who took over the leadership of the Defence Intelligence Agency from the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Gbolahan Oyefesobi, on Friday, promised to enhance the technical capacity of the agency through the acquisition of intelligence enablers.
Adebayo, who was the Director of Army Intelligence before his appointment, solicited the support and cooperation of the Defence Intelligence Agency staff to help in fulfilling the mandate of the intelligence agency.
According to him, so much has been achieved by the Armed Forces of Nigeria in dealing with security issues.
The new intelligence chief stated that Security agencies are also doing their best but much more still needs to be done.
Adebayo said his administration will prioritize the core intelligence efforts of the agency in support of the ongoing operations and other national engagements.
The new CDI also pledged to ensure human capacity development with priority on specialisation of staff for optimal output as well as enhancing the specialist centers of the agency to meet their full capacity.
Speaking shortly before handing over the instrument of authority to the new Defence Intelligence Agency Oyefesobi described Adebayo’s appointment as a homecoming, having worked at the Defence Intelligence Agency as a liaison officer.
Oyefesobi admonished the directors and other staff to support and cooperate with Adebayo.