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Buhari Appoints Kinsman, Daura, SSS DG

Posted: Jul 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Innocent Oweh, Abuja

President Muhamadu Buhari has sacked the Director General, Department of State Security Service, Ita Ekpeyong, replacing him with Lawal Musa Daura.

The new appointment was made public on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Abuja through a statement by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi.

Director Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Haruna Imrana, who made the terse statement available to journalists, said the appointment was with immediate effect.

The new SSS DG was born in Daura on August 5, 1953.  He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980.  He began his career 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.