Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yusuf Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services.
Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, who confirmed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, said the appointment is with immediate effect.
According to him, the appointee is a core Secret Service operative. The new DSS boss attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.
The new Director-General began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization, the precursor of the present DSS.
He said Bichi had 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.
In the course of his career, Mr. Yusuf Bichi has worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States,” he added.
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 has also served as Director at State Service Academy.