- Ighoyota Amori says the sack of Lawal Daura should serve as a lesson to other security agencies
- Amori commends Osinbajo for saving Nigeria from international ridicule by sacking Daura
- He tasks the presidency to reign in security agencies with overzealous heads
A former member of National Assembly, Ighoyota Amori, on Friday, August 10, advised security agencies to learn from the recent constitutional breach at the National Assembly, saying it was lesson for being overzealous.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amori, said this in Abuja on Friday, August 10, adding that rather than professionalism, the incident demonstrated partisanship and abuse of power by Department of State Service (DSS).
The report said Amori, who is the political adviser to national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, commended the acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for the timely reaction “which saved Nigeria from ridicule before the international community.
“The prompt sacking of director-general of DSS by the acting president restored Nigeria’s honour and immediately obliterated the odium the security operatives’ action brought on the country.
“The acting president acted very well in checking that coup against democracy. He did quite well to restore the country’s integrity,” he said.
According to him, the overzealousness and partisanship of security agencies would not be tolerated.
He added: “From what we have seen in the incident, this country is just too big for anybody to paint black.
“They were wielding guns and barring everybody as if they were going to war.
“Imagine the number of members of the international community that condemned the action. It was a minus for the country.’’
He urged the presidency to take serious steps to check the excesses of the security apparatus, sayin: “I don’t think that they are doing the APC government any good by their actions.
“The security agencies are more in the news than politicians and government.
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“In civilised societies, we never saw what happened in Nigeria there; it is because our own people are not exposed.
“In the UK or US, you never heard of an IG or so, but here, every day, the IG, DSS and others are all over the place. It is hardly heard of in any society,” he lamented.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the sacked director general of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, said intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly, prompted him to deploy operatives to the complex.
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