Niger Delta leaders on Sunday examined the various internal security challenges confronting Nigeria, describing the role played by the Department of State Services (DSS) in the last one year as excellent.
The leaders also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for revamping the country’s security apparatus and curtailing pressures.
The leaders in a statement in Abuja commended President Buhari for his maturity in allowing the judiciary to handle sensitive matters in the country.
The statement, signed by the Convener, Delta Enlightened Forum, Engineer Bestman Odibo and the Publicity Secretary, Mr Christopher Orushani, the leaders hailed the Director General of the DSS, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi for focusing activities of the Service on the path of patriotism and stability of the country.
“We are inspired by your wisdom, courage and passion for excellence” the leaders said about the DSS DG.
They commended Alhaji Bichi for ensuring better security for the citizens, particularly key government officials in the country.
“We praise you for promoting peaceful co-existence and mediation as it concerns all spheres of life.
“We thank you for taking the Department of State Services to an all-time high level since 2018.”
The leaders said Nigeria should count itself as blessed for producing the current DSS DG, citing his selfless commitment and the excellent role played by the Department of State Services in addressing the internal security challenges confronting Nigeria in the last one year under his watch.
The Niger Delta leaders, therefore, hailed “the positive attitude of DSS officials and the commitment of the agency to due process rights for the accused.”
Lamenting the bad image being given to Nigeria by some of her citizens, the leaders noted that posterity will be on the side of the DSS leadership for the good work the Service is doing in the country.
They then urged critics of the government to guard against utterances and acts capable of precipitating violence and heating up the polity.
According to them, it’s “Only an atmosphere of peace can guarantee development. And without peace, the future will remain uncertain.”