NIGERIAN President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of yet another Northerner, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Saliu Usman as the new Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI).
This came as many Nigerians, especially the South South, came out condemning the North-concentrated appointment of the Buhari-led administration.
AVM Usman takes over from Major General Sarduna Davies who has been acting as the Chief of Defence Intelligence, CDI.
Taking over the headship of the Intelligence Agency on Friday, the new CDI told the Defence Intelligence Agency Community that they have been mandated to focus on intelligence gathering as the only solution confronting the country’s security challenges.
According to him, the agency has to build a collective capacity building that will enable them to focus more on intelligence gathering.
He assured the staff of the agency that he will be fair to all, as his doors will be open and urged them to join hands to move the agency to the next level.