The Olowu of Kuta of Kuta in Osun State, HRM Oba Hameed Adekunle Oyelude Makama, CON, Tegbosun III, has cautioned mischief makers to steer away from the activities of the Department of State Services, DSS and avoid unfounded allegations capable of affecting the morale of its operatives.
Olowu, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the news making the rounds that the Director General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi siphoned money meant for the payment of the N35,000 wage award approved by President Bola Tinubu, is not only unfounded, but ridiculous.
Olowu said “It is a known fact that the DSS’s salary and allowances are special and can not be fully categorised as civil servants because the services are essential.
“It’s also clear that the intention of the purveyors of the fake news is to cause disaffection between the officers and the DG.”
The traditional ruler said it is the prerogative of the President to chose who he want to work with as far as the DSS DG position is concerned and at any time the president so desire. adding that the security of the country should be paramount now more than ever.
He, however, advised that this is the time for all and sundry to demonstrate our patriotism so that the country can overcome the economic challenges, adding that those behind the evil scheme should desist forthwith.
According to him, “Bichi does not take welfare packages of officers and personnel for granted that’s why many operatives and stakeholders wish president Tinubu continuous retention of the DG, this narrative is dead on arrival because the Service has been enjoying series of packages even before president Tinubu comes on board.
“We have strong confidence in the pedigree of DG Yusufu Magaji Bichi and the morale of the service personnel and officers is as high as their patriotic zeal. READ ALSO:
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But no doubt morale of those seeking to become DG DSS might have been low because they thought the President can be stampeded into action. God has time for everything”, Olowu said.