Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Advertisement

Osinbajo fires DSS DG

Osinbajo fires DSS DG
August 07
13:58 2018
Advertisement

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sacked Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Laolu Akande, spokesman of the acting president, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

No reason was given for the action but Daura was directed to hand over to the most senior officer in the organisation.

TheCable understands that one MB Seyifa, a DSS director who hails from Bayelsa state, is the next in line to Daura in the order of seniority.

“The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director-General, State Security Service, Lawal Musa Daura with immediate effect,” the statement read.

“Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”

It is unclear if Osinbajo’s action is connected with the siege laid to the national assembly.

Federal lawmakers were denied access to the upper and lower legislative chambers on Tuesday morning.

Under Daura, the DSS was accused of arbitrary arrest, intimidation and disregard for the rule of law.

The former DSS DG was appointed on July 2, 2015, following the resignation of Ita Ekpeyong.

Daura joined the DSS in 1982 and rose to the rank of director.

Between 2003 and 2007, he was the deputy director of presidential communication, command and control centre at the presidential villa, Abuja.

He has also served as the state director of the service in Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Lagos, Osun and Imo states.

He attended various professional courses within and outside the country including, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru.

He hails from Katsina state.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

 
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
 

Exchange Rates

September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement