President Buhari replaces Ita Ekpenyong with Lawal Duara as DG of SSS
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director General of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpenyong.
In his place, he has appointed Lawal Musa Daura as new head of the agency, which services as Nigeria’s secret police.
The appointment was conveyed today in a letter by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Barrister Danladi Kifasi.
Lawal Musa Daura was born in Daura on the 5th of August, 1953. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980.
He started his carrier in the State Security Service in 1982 and rose to the rank of Director.
He was at one time the Deputy Director Presidential Communication, Command and Control Centre at the Presidential Villa Abuja between 2003 and 2007.
He also served as the State Director of Security Service at various times in Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Lagos, Osun and Imo States.
He attended various professional courses both home and abroad including the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru.
The appointment is with immediate effect.