Buhari sacks SSS, DG, Ekpenyong appoints Daura as replacement



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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked the Director General of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpenyong.

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

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

Daura was born in Daura 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 Security Service 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.


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