In response to the siege on the National Assembly by security operatives on Tuesday, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura.
The DSS and Police had locked down the National Assembly on Tuesday, even as the Senate leadership had scheduled a meeting to be held in the chambers, that afternoon.
Lawmakers who came with the hope of attending the meeting were thus denied entry into the Assembly by the security operatives.
Lawmakers elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress have dissociated themselves from the security operatives’ actions, even as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Executive and APC lawmakers of an attempt to shorten democracy.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed Daura’s sacking via his Twitter handle, @akandeoj.
He wrote, “AgP Yemi Osinbajo has directed the termination of the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.”
“Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”