FG names Seiyefa acting DSS DG

FG names Seiyefa acting DSS DG

FG names Seiyefa acting DSS DG

Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), following the sack of the former Director-General Lawal Daura on Tuesday.

Seiyefa was the director, Institute of Security Studies, Abuja.

The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m before the arrival of the DSS Director General at about 1.15p.m.

"The presidency's sack of Daura was a damage-control stunt and a knee-jerk gimmick which came as a response to the national and worldwide outcry against the armed invasion of our legislature", said a PDP statement.

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

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"We call on the Military, the Nigerian Police, Department of State Security and all other security agencies not to engage in any unconstitutional operations or allow themselves to be dragged into partisan political activities directly or indirectly".

Insiders at the DSS said he was placed under house arrest at the presidential villa.

Daura was sacked following the unauthorized siege on the National Assembly by masked officers of the DSS Tuesday.

This is coming up after the Senator representing Kwara South, Rafiu Ibrahim, had alleged that senators belonging to the Parliamentary Support Group, PSG, received the sum of $1m each to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. Boma Goodhead, the Honourable Member from Rivers State who defied the masked gunmen from DSS at the gates of the National Assembly. Parliament went on recess last week until September 25 but meetings were to be held on Tuesday.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the invasion as an unlawful act.

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