Earlier today Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo fired Lawal Daura, Director-General of the Department of State Service and appointed Mathew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General of the security unit.
Osinbajo ordered the sack of Lawal Daura following the unauthorized invasion of the premises of the National Assembly describing it as “a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order”.
Mathew Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, was before his new appointment the most senior director in the DSS; assistant DG. He was also the Director, Institute of Security Studies, Abuja. With over 34 years of experience, he has served in different capacities, including the State Director in Osun, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos states.
He has been a very active force within the State Security Service and worked as the Director of Operations within the system.