Friday, 14 September 2018

President Buhati Appoints New DSS Boss, Yusuf Bichi


President Muhammadu Buhari has finally appointed a new Director-General of Department of State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi after the former Director-General, Lawal Daura was sacked from office.

According to the statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President  on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the appointment of the new DSS boss takes effect from September 14.

From the statement; "He 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.

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 Defense College.

The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gsthering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence and protective operation and human resources management.

In the course of his career, Mr Bichi has worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States

He was at various times the Direcror, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Director of Operations, Director of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection  and Directorate of Administration and Finance.

He also served as Director at State Service Academy. Bichi is married with two  children.

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