Jonathan Wants Intelligence Agencies to Operate in Better Contact

Jonathan Wants Intelligence Agencies to Operate in Better Contact

The President made the call in Abuja on September 9, 2013, Monday, when he inaugurated the Defence Intelligence Agency Headquarters Complex, the Directors Transit Quarters and the Works building.

In his speech President Jonathan said “What I noticed, which may not be quite right, is that our intelligence services are not sharing information, they operate in isolation and it is not too helpful to government.

“They must find a way to work together and also find a way to ensure that they complement their efforts to protect the one government they are serving.

“No matter the name or any department of government is called, that department of government is made to protect the government,” the President added.

He further described the intelligence organs as a body with different members.

“When any member is sick, it affects the whole body. For the body to work well, every member must function optimally,” President Jonathan concluded.

He also charged the country’s intelligence agencies to complement one another’s services, adding that “all the agencies are supposed to protect the government.”

The President commended the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj.-Gen. Sanni Audu, and his team for the projects, adding: “I thank you for what you have done.”

It has been learnt that the new intelligence complex consists a basement, the ground floor and two other floors and had a combined space of 7,150 square-metre office space, made up of 114 offices with complementary conveniences.

The complex includes a modern conference room capable of accommodating 100 guests and a large space for global window and a library.

The building also has two elevators and state-of-the art communication and electronic gadgets installed therein.

The new Directors Transit Quarters consists six twin duplexes of four bedrooms each, which were well furnished.



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