President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo as the Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency.
Adebayo, who took over the leadership of the DIA from the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Gbolahan Oyefesobi, on Friday, was the director of Army Intelligence before his appointment.
The new intelligence chief solicited the support and cooperation of the DIA 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.
“Security agencies are also doing their best but much more still needs to be done.
“In particular, the DIA has continued to raise the bar in the intelligence statecraft and considering the achievements of the former CDI, I know that the task ahead is daunting but clearly achievable.
“I, therefore, solicit your support suggestions and advice as we settle down to work as leadership is about team work, transparency and integrity.
“I want to see a DIA with cutting edge capacity to deliver its mandate to the Nigerian people.”
Adebayo said his tenure would prioritise the core intelligence efforts of the agency in support of the ongoing operations and other national engagements.