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President Buhari approved sack of DSS DG – Femi Adesina

Valentine Chinyem



Mr. Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has said the approval to sack Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), came from President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said this following the siege laid by operatives of the Department of State Security Services yesterday, at the National Assembly Complex, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex. He noted that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, did not act alone but did so with the approval of President Buhari, who is currently in London on holidays.

Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council meeting on wednesday, he said, “What we will like to say for the umpteenth time is that the presidency is one. Whenever the president is proceeding on vacation, he transmits power to the vice-president, who then become the acting president. On this occasion he also did that,” he said.

“So the acting president has all the powers of a president. Now it’s a matter then of decency and we know that the acting president is a decent man, there is no tussle for power, there is no turf battle between him and the president.

“When something like what happened yesterday will happen, there then will be unanimity. There is no way there won’t be unanimity on that kind of decision. It’s not something that will be discussed with the press but know that there was unanimity in the decision.”