Buhari Fires DG Of SSS, Ekpenyong, Appoints Kinsman As Replacement

Ita-EkpenyongThe Director-General of the State Security Service, SSS, Ita Ekpenyong, has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In his place, President Buhari appointed Lawal Musa Daura as new head of the agency, which serves as Nigeria’s secret police.

Mr. Ekpenyong’s sack and the appointment of his replacement was contained in a statement Thursday by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, via a statement by the Director of Communications in his office, Haruna Imrana.

According to the statement, Mr. Daura, was born in Daura, Katsina State, on the August, 5, 1953.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980.

He 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 State Director of the SSS 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.

The appointment is with immediate effect, the statement said.