NASS siege: Acting DG takes over DSS after Daura's sack

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Lawyers on Tuesday, including Senior Advocates of Nigeria, saluted the acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), for relieving the Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, of his position.

Daura, who was appointed to the post by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, was axed over the invasion of the National Assembly Tuesday morning by masked officials of the SSS, an incident the presidency said was not authorised.

"All lovers of democracy must support him in his decisive action on the unlawful takeover of the National Assembly", Oyetibo, a protégé of the late human rights crusader, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), said.

A top source quoted by the report said: "What the IGP told Daura was that he had enough police officers and men now manning the NASS and did not need to deploy more personnel there".

Daura was also directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.

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He also attended the University of Jos, where he obtained a Bachelor of Law (Honours) Degree in 1982, and was called to bar after attending the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island Lagos.

The Federal Government has named the most senior director in the Department of State Service (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa, as the acting Director-General of the service.

Another prominent member of the Pro-Saraki group, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of collecting signatures of lawmakers with the aim of effecting a leadership change in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Seiyefa had held a meeting with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa after the sacking of the Former DG Lawal Daura.

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