President Muhamadu Buhari on Thursday
appointed Mr. Lawal Musa Daura as the new
Director-General of the Department of State
He is to take over from Ita Ekpenyong, the
The announcement was made in a terse
statement issued by the Director
Communications in the Office of Head of Civil
Service of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna
Imrana, on behalf of the HoS, Mr. Danladi
The statement said Lawal Musa Daura was born
in Daura on August 5, 1953.
The new DSS DG, who attended Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980, started his
career in the State Security Service in 1982 and
rose to the rank of Director.
He was at one time the Deputy Director,
Presidential Communication, Command and
Control Centre, at the Presidential Villa Abuja
between 2003 and 2007.
Daura also served as the State Director of
Security Service at various times in Kano,
Sokoto, Edo, Lagos, Osun and Imo States.
He attended various professional courses both
home and abroad including the National
Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.