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Bayelsa DSS director appointed acting DG

08 August 2018

He hails from Ekeremor in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Acting President, confirmed the appointment to State House correspondents.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the newly appointed acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigeria's head of the intelligence service has been fired after security services staged a brief "takeover" of parliament in the capital Abuja, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country.

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Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has absolved his men of blame from Tuesday's blockage of the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives, saying that the development came to him as a surprise.

"The presidency's sack of Daura was a damage-control stunt and a knee-jerk gimmick which came as a response to the national and global outcry against the armed invasion of our legislature", said a PDP statement.

Some APC lawmakers also in recent interviews with newsmen, warned that there will be no peace until Saraki resigned as president of the Senate. 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.

"The chairman of APC is now meeting with some APC senators".

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In a statement on Tuesday, a former Deputy Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Ernest Ojukwu (SAN), said the acting President had "renewed great hope that our democracy shall survive".

Adding that he would move to have their visas revoked by western nations for their anti-democratic moves.

The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation.

In one of the videos, he is seen with Hon.

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Bayelsa DSS director appointed acting DG