Osun monarch, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Hameed Adekunle Oyelude Makama, has warned against politicising the activities of the Department of State Services, DSS.
While urging those who seek to cause trouble to avoid making baseless accusations that could harm the integrity of the agency’s officers and staff, the monarch said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the power to choose whoever he wants to work with.
Oba Hameed made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in reaction to news that the DSS Director General, Yusuf Bichi allegedly siphoned certain funds.
He said: “It is a known fact that the DSS’s salary and allowances are special and cannot be fully categorised as civil servants because the services are essential.
“It’s also clear that the intention of the purveyors of the fake news is to cause disaffection between the officers and the DG.
”It is the prerogative of Mr President to choose who he wants to work with as far as the DSS DG position is concerned and at any time Mr president so desires,” Daily Post quoted the monarch as saying.