Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has terminated the appointed of the director general of the State Security Services, the SSS, also known as DSS, Lawal Musa Daura.
This information was disclosed in an emailed statement to The Trent on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 signed by Laolu Akande, the spokesperson of Professor Osinbajo.
“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 brief statement said.
“Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”
AgP Yemi Osinbajo has directed the termination of the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) August 7, 2018
Daura was recalled from retirement as he had retired from the service of the DSS when he reached the mandatory age of 60 according to the Civil Service rules of Nigeria.
He is also a member of Buhari’s political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and served on the security committee for Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaign.
Mr. Daura’s tenure as director of the DSS has been marked by abuse of state powers as the agency was used as tool in the hands of the APC to intimidate political opponents and opposition figures in Nigeria.