Published on Aug 09, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
Newly appointed Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) , Mathew Seiyifa, has promised to look into complaints of human rights violation against operatives of the service even as he said that he will not be intimated in the process of carrying out his duties.
Seiyifa, who spoke today, Thursday in Abuja, assured that under him, the service would “take a different approach.
The acting DSS boss pledged to collaborate with other security agencies in the interest of Nigerians.
“The service, under my watch, would respect and uphold the legitimate rights of all Nigerians without promoting the individual rights of any person above the interest of the country.
“The service is ready to partner with all stakeholders to contain all forms of national threats in the country.”
He said that while the DSS would do its best to protect the rights of the citizens, it would not tolerate the abuse of freedom of speech by any person.
‘’The service would also protect its constitutional mandate as its reviews the issues which portray the DSS in a bad light.”
He stated that some of the issues that are of concern include the alleged detention and trial of criminal suspects in the country.
Sep 03, 2015