Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday fired Lawal Daura, Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS).
According to a source close to the presidency, Osinbajo was in the dark all along and “only heard news of National Assembly invasion like other Nigerians”.
He said: “The sack of the Daura is within the powers of the acting President. Daura hobnobbed with party officials and the some lawmakers as if he was answerable to them.
“What happened today was a breach; a total disregard for the Acting President. If anything had happened to anyone, it would have been on his head. People would accuse him of incompetence.
“The situation embarrasses the country too as some countries through their missions in Nigeria have complained to the presidency that they were worried about what was happening.”
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande announced Daura’s sack.
He tweeed: “Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura with immidiate effect.
”Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”