President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo as Nigeria’s new Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), and Head of Defense Intelligence Agency.
Source gathered that the Nigerian government announced the appointment of the new Military Commander on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
The statement read, ”President @MBuhari has appointed Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo as Nigeria’s new Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) and Head of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). He succeeds Air Vice Marshal Muhammed Usman, who recently retired from service.”
It was gathered that Maj. Gen. Adebayo took over the leadership of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) on Friday, February 12.
Thanking the President, the new CDI promised to enhance the technical intelligence capacity of DIA through more advanced intelligence enablers and upgrading the existing ones.
Adebayo said, “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 state craft and considering the achievements of the former CDI, I know that the task ahead is daunting but clearly achievable.”
The Military Commander urged staff of the DIA to be dedicated in their duties, he also encouraged them to foster teamwork in the agency.
Adebayo was a former Director at the DIA and was Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) at the Nigerian Army before his appointment.