Yusuf Bichi, new DSS DG comes to the job with skills in intelligence – Buhari’s aide2 min read

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on New Media and Coordinator the Buhari Centre has listed the Directors Generals of the Department Security Service, DSS.

Yusuf Bichi

This came as he alos said tha the ‘newly appointed DSS boss, Mr. Yusuf Bichi, 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..

1990 – 1992: Chief Albert Horsefall
1992 – 1998: Chief Peter Nwaoduah
1998 – 2007: Chief Kayode Are
2007 – 2010: Afakriya Gadzama
2010 – 2015: Ita Ekpeyong
2015 – 2018: Mallam Lawal Daura
2018 – date: Yusuf Magaji Bichi

 

DGs of DSS from 1990 till date

1990 – 1992: Chief Albert Horsefall
1992 – 1998: Chief Peter Nwaoduah
1998 – 2007: Chief Kayode Are
2007 – 2010: Afakriya Gadzama
2010 – 2015: Ita Ekpeyong
2015 – 2018: Mallam Lawal Daura
2018 – date: Yusuf Magaji Bichi https://t.co/zxSk4xwFGw

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday  approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS).

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Malam 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.

He 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 (NSO), 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.

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“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.

In the course of his career, Mr. 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 also served as Director at State Service Academy.

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