Osinbajo Directs Immediate Termination of The Appointment of DSS DG
In a statement by Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesperson, said: “The acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has directed the termination of the appointment of the director general, State Security Service, Lawal Musa Daura, with immediate effect”. “Mr Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”
Prof Yemi Osinbajo also summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials. The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12:37 p.m. before the arrival of the DSS Director General at about 1:17 p.m.
The police and operatives of the DSS early on Tuesday, barricaded the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining entry into the NASS complex. The security operatives, however, later allowed the lawmakers access into the complex while journalists and other staff were still barred.
In addition, the meeting of National Assembly principal officers scheduled to hold this afternoon has been postponed.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun told reporters that the scheduled meeting can no longer hold for security reasons.
Lasun said he was present for the scheduled meeting but the situation in the complex is not conducive for any meeting.
He did not specify a particular date when the meeting is likely to hold.