Yusuf Magaji Bichi
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS).

This is following the sack of the former DSS boss, Lawal Daura. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the appointment takes effect from the 14th of September.

The statement described the appointee as a core Secret Service operative. According to the statement, Bichi 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.

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The new Director-General began 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.

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It added “The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gathering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence and protective operation and human resources management.

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

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“He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection and Directorate of Administration and Finance.” it stated

The new appointee also served as Director at State Service Academy.

“Mr Bichi is married and with children.” the statement said



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