President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Bichi’s appointment came a month after former Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura was fired due to circumstances that led to the invasion of the National Assembly.
He will replace Mr Matthew Seiyeifa who has been in the acting capacity.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement Thursday described Bichi as 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.
He 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.
Mr Bichi has 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.