Thursday 2 July 2015

President Buhari sacks DG of SSS, Ita Ekpenyong; ...appoints Musa Daura as replacement

President Muhamadu Buhari has sacked Mr. Ita Ekpeyong and appointed Lawal Musa Daura as the new Director General, Department of State Security Service.

The appointment was conveyed Thursday in a letter by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Barrister Danladi Kifasi.

Daura was born in Daura on August 5, 1953. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980.

The new DSS boss 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.

Musa Duara's appointment has brought to an abrupt end the leadership of Ekpeyong, whose tenure was renewed last by the former President Goodluck Jonathan for another four years.

Credit: ThisDay 

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