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Buhari charges security agencies on professionalism

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies that will work with various support services in the 2023 elections to maintain a high sense of professionalism.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA, newly acquired estate in Idu-Karmo, Abuja, the President urged the agencies to handle the distribution and monitoring of classified materials and other logistics professionally and in accordance with Standing Operation Procedures.

Reiterating his earlier directive to security agencies to remain apolitical, the President said they must desist from behavior that could bring disrepute to their organisations and the country by compromising the democratic process.

On the newly acquired DIA estate, the President said the befitting accommodation would enhance productivity and co-ordination of activities of staff of the agency, in view of increasing number of personnel to face new challenges and responsibilities.

‘The significance of today’s occasion can be better understood by making the connection between shelter and productivity. This underpins the administration’s vision for provision of shelter to improve performance as well as comfort for workers, families and communities.

‘This commissioning ceremony further avails another opportunity to reaffirm my confidence in the competence, commitment and achievements of the Defence Intelligence Agency’s giant strides achieved across the nation.

”I am confident that these new premises will yield enormous shelter dividends to the Defence Intelligence Agency staff, their families and to the host locality”. He said.

President Buhari charged the new occupants to ensure the sustenance of the high standard of the facility.

”The agency’s investment in staff accommodation complements our vision of achieving improved national security,’’ he said, commending the Chief of Defence Intelligence, CDI, Major-General Samuel Adebayo, for the laudable achievement.”

The CDI had thanked President Buhari for inaugurating the new estate, while appreciating president Buhari for approving their requests for advanced technological acquisitions, adding that the newly-procured technical equipment had been deployed as they are helping to address security challenges across the country.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto