The new Director General of Department of State Services, Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has on Friday assumed office at the National Headquarters of the Service in Abuja.
This was announced in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya, who said Bichi addressed the Management and called for members’ support.
While calling for stronger ties among the staff, he pledged to work with them as a team. He stated that his vision is to build a well disciplined, professional and highly motivated DSS with particular reference to staff welfare.
Bichi also affirmed that the Service will support government agenda on rebuilding the economy, stamping out insecurity and fighting corruption. He enjoined the Staff to refocus their intelligence collection efforts in this direction.
In the same, the new DSS boss implored the management to ensure that the Service respects rule of law and human rights.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on September 13, 2018 appointed Bichi the substantive Director General of the Service.
According to the DSS statement, the Director General is an astute and versatile administrator; a highly detribalized Nigerian and an Intelligence Officer of immense repute.
“His exciting career in the Service spanned a period of 35 years during which he served in different Commands and Formations.He indeed possesses a high level experience and exposure that will no doubt reposition and make the Service one that Nigerians and personnel will be proud of,” the statement read.