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DSS creates directorate of strategic comms to sustain public engagement

DSS creates directorate of strategic comms to sustain public engagement
September 27
17:51 2023

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has created a directorate of public relations and strategic communications to sustain public engagement.

In a statement on Wednesday, the secret police announced Peter Afunanya as the pioneer supervising director of the unit.

Afunanya joined the DSS in 1999 and was appointed as the agency’s spokesperson on August 16, 2018.

“The Department of State Services (DSS), as part of efforts in sustaining its engagement with citizens and the public at large as well as deepening democratic governance, transparency and accountability, has established a new Directorate of Public Relations and Strategic Communications (DPRSC),” the agency wrote on its X page.


“Consequently, it has appointed Peter Nnochirionye Afunanya, the erstwhile public relations officer, to head the directorate as the supervising director and also be in charge of the service’s public communications. 

“The appointment took effect from 26th September, 2023. The Service has commended its Director General, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi for the initiative to undertake the expansion and particularly appointing Afunanya to pilot the directorate.”

The state security services joined social media, including Twitter now X, Facebook and Instagram in February 2022 and made the announcement in March.


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