The decision was made by the presidency Following the myriad of security challenges facing the country particularly the resurgent militancy in the Niger Delta, the federal government yesterday appointed a new Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) for the armed forces
According to the Armed Forces Statutes, the position of Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) which is the apex in the intelligence community is rotational among the services. With the Army and the Navy serving their terms of three years, it fell to the Airforce but AVM Morgan who got appointed when President Mohammed Buhari assumed office in 2015, was caught up with (ROD), ‘run out date’ and had to retire.
“Eight months ago, I was posted from here (DIA), to the NAF headquarters. I never knew that I will come back this way.
I have taken it as an act of God. My doors will be open to all and I will be fair to all and I will carry everybody along”, he told officers and men of the Agency. “I want to urge all of you to be up and doing because we are in challenging times. Let us put integrity into all that we are doing.
Let us consider DIA as one family and let our actions speak for us” he said. The CDI congratulated Major General Davies for his services to the nation noting that “during the short time he spent as Acting CDI, he took the organization to a very high level adding, “I will continue from where he stopped.
Speaking while taking over at DIA, AVM Usman expressed gratitude to God and to President Buhari for the appointment promising to work in harmony with the services to ensure peace and security for the nation.