The newly appointed Director of Defence Information (DDI), Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, on Friday formally assumed office with a call on the Nigerian media to guide against sensational reportage which seeks to undermine national security.
The DDI made the call in a brief ceremony held at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.
He urged the media to be objective, fair and balanced in their reportage.
Maj Gen Sawyerr, said his responsibilities as the new image maker of the AFN includes projecting and galvanizing media and citizens support for all military operations.
He assured that in no distant time insecurity will be a thing of the past, as a result of the positive feelers emanating from the theatres of operation.
He commended the efforts of the Deputy Director, Defence Information, Air Commodore Wap Martin Maigida for professionally piloting the affairs of the Directorate while acting as Defence spokesman. He pledged to leverage on the successes recorded as well as the experience gathered over the years.
The immediate past Acting DDI, Air Cdre Maigida, earlier in his remarks, expressed gratitude to the CDS for his unflinching supports during his tenure.
He commended the media, particularly, the Defence Correspondents for their unwavering support and cooperation throughout his tenure and urged them to redouble their efforts in projecting the positive image of the AFN in the quest of ensuring national security.
The occasion was witnessed by senior media practitioners.
Until his recent appointment, Maj Gen Sawyer was the Commandant Nigerian Army Armour School, in Bauchi State.