FG may name Matthew Seiyefa, acting DSS DG

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While Idris got to the presidential villa at 12;35pm, Daura got there at 1:15pm.

Seiyefa is to act as the Director General of the Department of State Security.

Shortly after, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, also arrived, and walked briskly into Osinbajo's office.

The Director-General of the Department of the State Services, Lawal Daura, has been sacked.

Recall that Senate President Bukola Saraki had called for a leadership meeting of the national assembly.

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The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

His resignation comes two days after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari and another senior member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.

Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, had earlier served as the Director of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), before he was transferred to the DSS headquarters.

Saraki's supporters said the blockade was part of a plan to impeach and replace him.

There were reports that they were meeting outside the Assembly premises to ideal a plot to impeach the National Assembly leadership, especially the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

"The presidency's sack of Daura was a damage-control stunt and a knee-jerk gimmick which came as a response to the national and worldwide outcry against the armed invasion of our legislature", said a PDP statement. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency.

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