President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, September 13, named Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS). Bichi is now to take over from Matthew Seiyeifa who replaced sacked Lawal Daura as the acting DG.
The president's special assistant on new media, annoucing the new appointment on Twitter, provided a list of the DGs of the security agency from 1990 till date.
The appointment is, however, generating animated reactions from Nigerians across different social and political divides.
While some believe that the appointment is a welcomed development, premising their argument on the competence of the new DG, others accuse the president of tribalism in his choice of the new DG.
NAIJ.com in this piece collects some critical reactions to the new appointment, capturing those who are in support of the move, those who are against, and those that appear to sit on the fence; those whose opinions are neither in support of the president's move or against it.
Those who oppose the appointment:
Those in support of the president’s move:
Those with sarcastic reactions, and those sitting on the fence:
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that 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 by the Department of State Service (DSS) and the eventual sacking of Daura, saying it was lesson for being overzealous.
Amori, said this in Abuja adding that rather than professionalism, the incident demonstrated partisanship and abuse of power by DSS.
DSS invade National Assembly - on NAIJ.com TV: