Just In: Buhari Names Yusuf Bichi As New DG, DSS


President Muhammadu Buhari

Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc) has been named the new Director-General, Department of State Service, DSS.

This was made known in a statement signed by the media aide, Garba Shehu.

The appointment is to take effect from September, 14 (Friday).

According to the statement, Bichi is a core Secret Service operative, who attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.

It added, the new DG began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS.

Mr. Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.

The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gathering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence and protective operation and human resources management.

Bichi has worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States.

He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection and Directorate of Administration and Finance.

He also served as Director at State Service Academy.

Recall that Matthew Seiyefa, has been the acting DG after the dismissal of Lawal Daura by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, when acting as the president during Buhari’s absence.


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