Nigeria: Group Warns Buhari Not To Replace Acting DG DSS
London, September 3, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Nigeria Southern and Middle Belt leaders forum has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against any plan to remove Matthew Seiyefa, the acting Director General of the Directorate of State Services (DSS)
The group who made the warning in a statement signed by Yinka Odumakin (South-west); Bassey Henshaw (South-south); Chigozie Ogbu (South-east); and Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt) also warned the president to call his Chief of staff, Abba Kyari, to order.
The statement reads: “The plot to remove the Acting DG is said to be hinged on the professional reorganization of the service by him whom the cabal is now interpreting as removing APC elements in DSS for PDP apologists, a clear indication of the divisions this administration has caused in every facet of our life as a nation,” the statement read.
“Under the sacked DG, Lawal Daura, every need to organise the service along federal character and fill existing vacancies was ignored as he concentrated on nepotism in running DSS and keeping a coterie of those who have retired or have passed retirement in service and many of them having nothing to contribute”.
“Until the recent sack of Daura, 16 out of 17 service chiefs were from his (Mr Buhari) corner of the country.
“Since the president returned from his holidays in London, he has not made a comment on the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS in his absence which led to the acting president rightly removing the former Daura, confirming speculation that he is not happy with the removal”.