Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the newly appointed acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Seiyefa who replaces the sacked DG, Lawal Musa Daura, was in the villa ostensibly to receive briefing from the Acting President, The Guardian reports.
He left the State House about 45 minutes after he came in.
The new DSS boss who came to the Presidential villa Abuja, in an SUV car was later chauffeured in a different car, a Peugeot 508 model with Lagos registration number: AAA 961 BB as he left. He declined to speak to newsmen.
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.
Seiyefa is also a member of the National Institute.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has absolved his men of blame from Tuesday’s blockage of the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives, saying that the development came to him as a surprise.
Speaking on the development while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after he held a closed door meeting with acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Idris said the police would soon issue a statement on the incident.
“Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release,’’ the Police boss said.
Recall that Prof Osinbajo on Tuesday ordered the sack of the Director General, Department of State Service (DSS) Lawal Daura with immediate effect, 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 maintained that the “unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.”