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Yusuf Magaji Bichi to head DSS from September 14

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). His appointment takes effect from tomorrow 14th September, 2018.

This was contained in a release today by the Presidency, through Presidential Spokespesrson, Alhaji Garba Shehu. Mr. Bichi replaces Mathew Seiyefa who is currently proceeding  on retirement.

See the full text of the release below.

The appointee is a core Secret Service operative. He attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.

The new Director-General started his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS.

Mr. Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.

In the course of his career, Mr. Bichi has worked as the State Director of the DSS in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States.

He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison (National War College), Director at National HQ in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection & Directorate of Administration & Finance.

He also served as Director at the State Services Academy.  Mr Bichi is married with children.