President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies providing a range of support services for the 2023 elections to remain apolitical, uphold the highest standards of professionalism, and abstain from actions that might damage their reputation.
At the launching of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Estate in Idu-Karmo in Abuja on Wednesday, the President delivered the keynote address.
Buhari encouraged the agencies to handle the distribution and supervision of sensitive information as well as other logistics in a professional manner and in accordance with SOPs.
Speaking on the recently purchased DIA Estate, the President claimed that the appropriate setting will increase staff productivity and coordination given the growing number of employees taking on new challenges and duties.
The building, according to President Buhari, demonstrates the administration’s aim for the provision of shelter to enhance both performance and comfort for individuals, families, and communities.
He said, “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 the 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.
“The acquisition of this accommodation is a great leap forward, but the envisaged benefits would be aborted without diligent maintenance.”