Profile of new Ag. DSS boss, Matthew Seiyefa

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday fired Lawal Daura, Director-General of the Department of State Service and appointed
Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General of the security unit.

Matthew Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, was before his new appointment the most senior director in the DSS – assistant DG. He was also the Director, Institute of Security Studies, Abuja.

With about 34 years of experience, he has served in different capacities, including the State Director in Osun, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos states.

Mathew Seiyefa is also a member of the National Institute.
He has been a very active force within the State Security Service and worked as the Director of Operations within the system.

Prof Osinbajo ordered the sack of the erstwhile Director General, Department of Stat­e Service (DSS) Lawal Daura following the unauthorized invasion of the premises of the National Assembly.

The Acting President condemned the takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as “a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order.’’

He tweeted:

The unauthorized takeover of the NASS complex today is a gross violation of the rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order. Persons within the law enforcement apparatus who participated in this travesty will be identified and subjected to disciplinary action.

He maintained that the “unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.”

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