The Presidency, Tuesday evening, confirmed the appointment of Matthew Seiyefa, the most senior Director in the Department of State Services (DSS), as the Acting Director General of the agency. The information was announced via the official Twitter account of the Presidency.
It reads: “UPDATE: Matthew B. Seiyefa, the most senior Director in the Department of State Services (DSS), will act as Director-General until further notice.” Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had earlier in the day fired the former DG, Lawal Daura. In a chat with our correspondent, a source close to the presidency said Osinbajo took the decision “following events in the last 24 hours”.
It had been reported that no fewer than 30 Senators gathered in the wee hours of Tuesday to finalize plan to impeach against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu. The meeting was held around 12:30am at a location Abuja, the nation’s capital. The lawmakers allegedly met with Daura and the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
As part of the plot, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North) will be picked as Senate President while Hope Uzodinma (Imo West) will emerge as his deputy. But according to our source, Osinbajo was in the dark all along and “only heard news of National Assembly invasion like other Nigerians”.