The departing director-general, Major General E.R. Chioba of a Nigerian army corporation has refused to hand over to the newly appointed director-general of the corporation, Brigadier General Augustine Odidi.
According to Leadership report, the outgoing director-general, Defence Industrial Corporation of Nigeria, DICON, Major General E.R. Chioba has refused to hand over to the newly appointed director-general of the corporation, Brigadier General Augustine Odidi.
Some birds close to the polity have squealed about the mild drama that ensured when newly appointed DG, Brigadier General Odidi went to Kaduna, the headquarters of DICON, to take over from Major General Chioba who was appointed DG in February 2013.
General Chioba, it was gathered, told General Odidi that he was not going to hand over to him.
While some sources said Chioba’s refusal to hand over to the new DG was based on general order to put on hold all recent postings done in the Nigerian Army on the eve of the exit of the former Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, other sources maintained that the outgoing DG may be afraid of handing over to Odidi who is known to be a straightforward and no-nonsense officer.
Odidi was appointed as the new DG by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter signed by the Military Secretary, Army (MSA) Major General I.I. Abbas and was expected to resume duty on July 20, 2015.