Handover: DSS to work with sister agencies for successful inauguration


The Department of State Services (DSS) has promised to collaborate with sister agencies to ensure Bola Tinubu’s smooth inauguration as President of Nigeria on May 29.

According to a statement released by the DSS on Tuesday, Peter Afunanya, the DSS will fight against criminal groups scheming to obstruct the transition to democracy alongside other security organisations.

The DSS statement comes about 24 hours after the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, warned politicians who have railed against the ceremony and who claimed that Tinubu did not win the February 25 election, which is being challenged in court, that the day of President Muhammadu Buhari’s handover and the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate as President remains sacred.

“The Service wishes to state and very clearly, that it will continue to collaborate with sister agencies to rid the nation of criminal elements particularly at this transition period and even beyond,” Afunanya stated.

“This is more so that certain persons are desperate to undermine the process. But the Service will resist this and ensure a seamless event. It will continue to cooperate with stakeholders to achieve a peaceful environment critical to the pursuit of legitimate businesses by law abiding citizens and residents.”