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Breaking: osinbajo sacks DSS boss, Daura

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, Lawal Musa Daura with immediate effect.

A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in Abuja, Tuesday, stated that Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.

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

Mr Akande also shared the statement on his Twitter handle.

The sack is believed to be related to Mr Daura’s role in the siege on the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Mr. Daura had retired from the service before he was recalled on July 2, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the organisation.

Mr. Daura, 65, who was born in Daura, Katsina State on August 5, 1953, retired from the SSS in 2013, having reached the statutory retirement age of 60.

President Buhari is also from Daura in Katsina state.

He had joined the service in 1982 and was a one-time deputy director, Presidential Communication, Command and Control Center at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also served as state director at various times in many states of the Federation including Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Lagos, Osun and Imo.

But instead of appointing a new director general from some of the highly qualified officers of the organisation, the President rather went for his kinsman, Mr. Daura, in a move many commentators described as nepotism.

Mr. Daura attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from 1977 – 1980.

He attended various professional courses both home and abroad including the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru.


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