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Matthew Seiyefa Confirmed as New Acting DG DSS, Meets Osinbajo

08 August 2018

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has fired the Director General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura.

"All lovers of democracy must support him in his decisive action on the unlawful takeover of the National Assembly", Oyetibo, a protégé of the late human rights crusader, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), said.

Daura was directed to hand over to the most senior officer at the State Security Service, SSS.

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Senator Ben Murray Bruce has alleged that Godswill Akpabio and senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS operatives.

Seiyefa who replaces th sacked DG, Lawal Musa Daura, was in the villa ostensibly to receive briefing from the Acting President.

In an official and verified Twitter Account of the Presidency its states that "UPDATE: Matthew B. Seiyefa, the most senior Director in the Department of State Services (DSS), will act as Director-General until further notice".

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Akpabio's resignation is seen as a move to force Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign from his office following his defection from the ruling party to the PDP. Saraki had called a meeting of parliamentary leaders to hold on Tuesday amid pressures on the lawmakers to approve funding for next year's election.

Seiyefa enlisted into the Nigerian Security Organization (NSO) in 1984 after completing his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme at the School of Islamic and Legal Studies (SILS) Kano.

Before his termination, Osinbajo summoned Daura to the Presidential Villa and met with him after his arrival around 1:15pm, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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Matthew Seiyefa Confirmed as New Acting DG DSS, Meets Osinbajo