Ex-DSS DG, Seiyifa finally breaks silence, speaks on serving Nigeria


The former Acting Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Matthew Seiyefa, has said he served Nigeria to the best of his ability while in service.

Seiyifa was appointed the acting DG of DSS, following the sack of a former boss of the secret police, Mamman Daura by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in August 2018.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari had in September 2018 appointed Yusuf Bichi as the substantive DSS DG in place of Seiyifa.

But, speaking at a reception in his honour held at the Bayelsa Government House, on Thursday, said: “I thank the Governor for proving leadership for all our people. Our people needed leadership and he provided it. I have served Nigeria to the best of my ability. I will pray to serve my people, with all my energy.

“We will collectively do our bit to contribute to the development of our state.”

Also speaking, the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, described Seiyefa as a great ambassador of the Ijaw nation.

Dickson commended the former DSS boss for rising to the pinnacle of his career through “sheer commitment, dedication to duty and hard work while in service”.


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