Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Osinbajo Fires DSS DG Lawal Daura

Osinbajo Fires DSS DG Lawal Daura

Osinbajo had summoned Daura alongside Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) over the siege laid to the national assembly earlier in the day.

Yemi Osinbajo shortly after the invasion at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the blockage of the NASS complex was a surprise to him, adding that the police would soon issue a statement on the incident. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release, " the Police boss said.

Except for a change of heart, the Federal Government is set to name most senior Director in the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa, as the Acting Director General of the service.

The presidency in a statement said the obstruction of lawmakers was without its consent.

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Osinbajo condemned the unauthorized standoff at the National Assembly complex, describing it as "a gross violation of a constitutional order, rule of law and non-acceptable notions of law and order".

Video of the incident shows Nigeria's lawmakers in angry confrontation with the masked men who blocked all gates leading to the parliament, denying senators and journalists access.

That move appeared to have been abandoned following public outcry.

The lawmakers have since gained entry to the National Assembly.

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