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Breaking News: Buhari Appoints Magaji Bichi As New DG Of DSS





President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), with effect from September 14th.

According to the statement, made available to Naija News by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Bichi is is a core secret service operative.

Bichi will take over fully from Mr. Mathew Sieyefa, who was appointed to take charge of the agency following the sack of the former DG. Of DSS, Lawal Daura, on the 7th of August, after he ordered a siege on the Nation Assembly Complex.

Bichi 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.

The new Director-General 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.

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.


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