New SSS boss, Yusuf Bichi, addresses staff, sets agenda

DG SSS Yusuf Magaji Bichi
DG SSS Yusuf Magaji Bichi

The new Director-General of the State Security Service, SSS, Yusuf Bichi, has called for stronger ties among members of staff, just as he promised to tackle insecurity and corruption.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, appointed Bichi as the substantive head of the service.

Mr Bichi replaced Matthew Saiyefa, who was appointed in acting capacity, following the sack of former head of the service, Lawal Daura.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Peter Afunanya, said Mr Bichi made the call on assumption of office at a meeting with management of the service on Friday in Abuja.

He also called for the support of the personnel while promising to work with them as a team.

Mr Bichi also promised to build a well disciplined, professional and highly motivated service with particular reference to staff welfare.

The SSS boss said the service would support government agenda to rebuild the economy, stamp out insecurity and fight corruption.

He enjoined members of Staff to refocus their intelligence gathering efforts in this direction while imploring the management to ensure that the Service respect rule of law and human rights.