President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo, as Nigeria’s new Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI).
Adebayo took over leadership of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) from Air Vice-Marshal Muhammed Usman.
Speaking after assuming office, Adebayo thanked President Buhari, promising to build on the achievements of his predecessor.
Adebayo noted that the DIA has raised the bar in intelligence statecraft, adding that “I know that the task ahead is daunting but clearly achievable. I solicit your support and suggestions as we settle down to work.”
General Adebayo assured that the DIA had the capacity to deliver its mandate to the Nigerian people.
Adebayo disclosed that he would improve on technical capacity and prioritise core intelligence in support of ongoing operations and other engagements.
He pledged human capacity development with focus on staff specialisation for optimal output and enhancement of the agency’s specialist centres.