President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja, met and hosted Yusuf Magaji Bichi Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), at the presidential villa in Abuja for the first time.
When Bichi was ushered into the president’s office by protocol officials, he was asked by the president if they had met before.
The new DG, however, `confessed’ that he was seeing President Buhari face-to-face for the first time in his life. The meeting of the president and the DSS boss went into a closed door session.
President Buhari, on Sept. 13, appointed Bichi, as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS). Bichi, who replaced Lawal Daura, the former DG of the DSS, is a core Secret Service operative, said Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media.
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 Organisation (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS.
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.