Nigeria sacks state security boss Lawal Daura

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The Director-General of Nigeria’s Department of State Services, Lawal Daura has been sacked by the country’s acting president Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Nigeria’s presidency disclosed that the acting president “directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Lawal Musa Daura.”

The reason for Daura’s sack by the presidency comes after masked security men of the state services mounted a blockade to the National Assembly complex on Tuesday morning thereby stopping staff and legislators of the House from resuming.

The state security at the time of the incident only offered that the order to obstruct the activities of the National Assembly on Tuesday came from above.

However the fear was that plans were underway to impeach the senate president Bukola Saraki who recently dumped the ruling party the APC. This turned out not to be so after the legislators and staff later gained entry into the complex.

But the presidency described the incident as “unauthorized” and “a gross violation of constitutional order.”

“Acting President @ProfOsinbajo has described the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order,” the presidency said via its Twitter account.

The most senior director in the state services Matthew B. Seiyefa will take charge in acting capacity until further notice according to the presidency.

The Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have been on break since July 24 and were scheduled to resume on September 25 with the executive arm of government fearing the recess would amount to shutting down governance in the country.

© The Predictor NG

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