The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has backtracked the appointment of Musa Lawal Daura, as Director General, State Security Service.
The new head of the State Security Service, Daura, appointed by the President, will act in that capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Director General, the Head of Service has said.
If we recall, a first announcement issued from the Head of Service, Danladi Kifasi, said President Buhari appointed “Lawal Musa Daura as the new Director General Department of State Security Service”.
However, the Head of Service issued a second statement late Thursday amid controversy over the appointment, after it became clear the president recalled Mr. Daura, his kinsman, from retirement, ahead of other qualified personnel still in the service.
“President Muhamadu Buhari has appointed Lawal Musa Daura as the new acting Director General Department of State Security Service,” the statement said.