President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Director-General for the Department of State Security Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Musa Daura following the retirement of Mr. Ita Ekpeyong who bowed out of office earlier today.
A statement from the Office of the Head of Service, Thursday, said Mr. Daura’s appointment “is with immediate effect.” This is coming as there are also strong indications that the President may name his Chief of staff, SGF and other personal staff along with those of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo today.
A Statement from the office of the Head of Service on the appointment of a new DG for the DSS reads:
“President Muhamadu Buhari has appointed Lawal Musa Daura as the new Director General Department of State Security Service. The appointment was conveyed today in a letter by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Barrister Danladi Kifasi.
“Lawal Musa Daura was born in Daura on the 5th of August, 1953. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980. He started his carrier in the State Security Service in 1982 and rose to the rank of Director.
He was at one time the Deputy Director Presidential Communication, Command and Control Centre at the Presidential Villa Abuja between 2003 and 2007. He also served as the State Director of Security Service at various times in Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Lagos, Osun and Imo States.
“He attended various professional courses both home and abroad including the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru. The appointment is with immediate effect.
In the same vein, Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adesina earlier today posted on his facebook page that “Baring a last minute change, President Buhari is expected to name his Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, personal staff, and that of the vice-president today.”