‎Defence chief warns attaches against unprofessional conduct

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Gabriel Olonisakin

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Gabriel Olonisakin has charged Nigeria defence attaches serving in foreign missions to align themselves with the paradigm shift of the change mantra of government.

Cheif of Defence Staff (CDS) General Gabriel Olonisakin

Olonisakin spoke at the closing ceremony of the annual defence attaches conference held at the Headquarters of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) on Friday in Abuja.

He said: “this conference also provides me the opportunity to charge the Defence Intelligence community to shift the fundamental paradigm of its engagement in line with the change agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

“I charge you to always apply yourself to your working environment and deliberately identify and project the comparative advantages therein for the betterment of Nigeria, therefore, you must strive to be an agent of progressive change for Nigeria.”

Olonisakin noted that: “The discharge of these strategic duties requires a defence intelligence community that is undoubtedly imbued with impeccable professionalism; this must be reflected in the criteria for selection of officers of the cadre, structured occupational development and the determination of the appropriate rank in the appointment of defence adviser/attaché.