The new acting Director-General of the Department of State Service DSS is Matthew Benabafa Seiyefa.
Matthew Benabafa Seiyefa, was until his appointment was the director in charge of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), an institution established in 2005 as the cardinal training institution for the DSS.
Mr. Seiyefa is the most senior official at the DSS after Lawal Daura who was sacked on Tuesday on the orders of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
The acting DG, an indigene of Bayelsa State, was director of operations between 2007 and 2010 when Afakriya Gadzama ran the agency.
Insiders at the DSS said he is close to retirement, and was indeed billed to proceed on terminal leave later this month.