- President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, June 19, approved the immediate retirement of all service chiefs
- The Nigerian leader immediately appointed new service chiefs to replace the IG of Police, the Comptroller-General of Customs, and others, with immediate effect
- One of those appointed was Emmanuel Akomaye Parker Undiandeye as the Chief of Defense Intelligence
Just three weeks after his inauguration, on Monday, May 29, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, June 19, removed all service chiefs in Nigeria and appointed new ones whom he directed to resume with immediate effect.
Those approved for appointment by Tinubu, include a Cross River-born Major General, Emmanuel Akomaye Parker Undiandeye, who hails from Bedia, Obudu LGA of the state, and will serve as Chief of Defense Intelligence, Channels TV reported.
This was contained in a release issued by the director of information for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Willie Bassey, which read:
“It is to be noted that the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, and the Comptroller General of Customs are to act in their positions, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
What is expected of Major General EPA Undiandeye (Cross River, South-South)
Major General EPA Undiandeye brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. With a distinguished military career, Undiandeye has demonstrated exemplary leadership and a deep understanding of intelligence operations.
His previous assignments and accomplishments have earned him the confidence and trust of President Tinubu.
As the Chief of Defense Intelligence, Undiandeye will oversee and coordinate intelligence activities across various branches of the Nigerian armed forces. His primary focus will be to enhance the intelligence capabilities of the defense sector, strengthen information-gathering networks, and provide critical insights to support military operations.
Interesting facts about Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye
- The new Chief of Defence Intelligence hails from Bedia in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River state.
- Until his appointment, Undiandeye was the Commandant of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State.
- Undiandeye was a member of the Troop Contributing Countries Working Group for developing the second edition of the United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM), published in 2020 by the UN Office of military affairs.
- He is of the Intelligence Corps of the Nigerian Army.