The Presidency has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Seiyefa replaces former DSS DG, Mr Lawal Daura, who was sacked on Tuesday by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, following the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS operatives under Daura‘ watch.
The announcement was confirmed on Tuesday via the verified Twitter handle of Presidency Nigeria @NGRPresident.
Osinbajo, had earlier met behind closed doors with Seiyefa who, until his appointment, was the most senior director in the DSS.
The meeting was held inside Osinbajo’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
But the Presidency has denied sending Daura on the assignment to the National Assembly.
Osinbajo had, while terminating Daura’s appointment, asked him to hand over to the most senior official in the agency.
Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, arrived the Presidential Villa in an official Sports Utility Vehicle at about 4pm.
He was seen clutching an office file as he made his way into Osinbajo’s office. Shortly after his arrival, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, also arrived.
But Magu left the Presidential Villa before Seiyefa at about 4.40pm without talking to State House Correspondents.