President Buhari has appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS).
The appointment announced Thursday night in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, takes immediate effect.
According to the presidency, Bichi is a core Secret Service operative and attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He graduated with a degree in Political Science.
He began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS.
Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.
“The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gathering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence
and protective operation and human resources management,” Shehu said in the statement.
In the course of his career, Bichi has worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States.
He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection and Directorate of Administration and Finance.
Bichi who is married with with children also served as a Director at State Service Academy.
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