PANTAMI: DSS DISOWNS EX-DIRECTOR, DENNIS AMACHREE

Written by on April 23, 2021

NIGERIA’S SECRET POLICE, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICE (DSS) HAS ASKED NIGERIANS TO DISREGARD REASONS ADDUCED BY ITS FORMER OFFICIAL, DENNIS AMACHREE, FOR ITS ALLEGED FAILURE  TO REVEAL ALLEGED LINK OF MALAM ISA PANTAMI, THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY TO TERRORISM BEFORE HIS CONFIRMATION AS MINISTER.

AMAECHREE, A FORMER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DSS HAD IN AN ONLINE INTERVIEW ON WEDNESDAY SAID THE SECRET POLICE WAS AWARE OF ALLEGED LINK OF PANTAMI TO TERRORISM BEFORE HIS CONFIRMATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS MINISTER BY THE SENATE.

BUT HE SAID THE DSS DECIDED NOT TO MAKE THE REASONS PUBLIC, THUS ENABLING PANTAMI TO SAIL THROUGH SENATE SCREENING DUE TO A LOT OF FACTORS INCLUDING FEDERAL CHARACTER BALANCING.

AMACHREE SAID THE DSS IS ALWAYS INVOLVED IN CHECKING THE BACKGROUND OF ANYBODY TO BE APPOINTED AS A MINISTER OR COMMISSIONER.


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