By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The immediate past Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Air Vice Marshall Riku Morgan (rtd), has bagged the 2016 Good Governance and Leadership Man of the Year Award.
In a statement released yesterday in Abuja by the Secretary General, Coalition for Good Governance and Leadership in Africa, Mr. Olajide Morolayo, said the ex-intelligence chief clinched the prestigious award for his contributions towards national security in Nigeria and Africa in general.
Morgan was among the team of Nigerian Air Force pilots that ferried fighter air planes from Germany to Nigeria in 1990 in preparation for the ECOMOG air operations.
The ex-intelligence chief has also participated in several operations in Nigeria and outside the shores of this country. He was one of the fighter pilots that fought in Liberia to bring peace to the country. He also actively participated in the air operations in Sierra-leone to extricate the Sierra Leonians from the grip of Foday Sankoh.
Morgan’s growth in the military was as a result of hard work, deligence, discipline and humility, and he has been tasked at various command levels in the military.
These include: Operations officer as flight lieutenant in the Aggressor squadron (ALPH JET SQUADRON), Yola; Acting Commander Nigerian Air force base, Yola as a Squadron leader, Airport Commandant, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos as a Wing Commander.
Morgan who was born 56 years ago, started his primary school education in Wesley Central School, Otukpo in 1967. After the successful completion of his primary education in June 1973. He admitted into Wesley High School, Otukpo in September 1973 to start his secondary education, which he completed in 1978 as a division one student.
Morgan began his military career as member of 25th Regular Combatant Course in January 1979. He graduated from the defense academy in December 1980.