- Acting President Osinbajo Sacks Lawal Daura
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura, said Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Acting President.
“Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura with immediate effect,” Akanda said in a statement.
”Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”
Osinbajo had earlier summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials.
The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m. before the arrival of the DSS Director General at about 1.15 p.m.
The police and operatives of the DSS on Tuesday morning blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex.
The security operatives later allowed the lawmakers access into the complex while journalists and other staff were barred.
It’s generally believed that the sack of the DG of DSS may not be unconnected to his role in the Tuesday’s siege of the National Assembly.