Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) has reacted to the siege laid on the National Assembly by Department of State Service (DSS) operatives.
Reacting shortly after Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo sacked the DG DSS, Lawal Daura, Sagay said he was “very shocked” to hear that Daura ordered the barricading of the National Assembly without authorisation from the Presidency.
Sagay said Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had no choice than to fire the ex-DSS boss.
He said: “When I started hearing about the invasion, I was wondering whether the sacked DSS boss has authority to do that because I couldn’t imagine him doing that without being authorised by the presidency.
“Later, when it emerged that he was doing it without authority, I was aghast and very shocked. So, it is a very major step. It is not that it cannot be done but there are circumstances where it may become necessary but if that is to be done, such order must come from the Presidency, not the man doing it on his own because we are talking of one arm of government.
“So, I was very shocked and honestly, given the gravity of what has happened, the Acting President had no choice than sacking him because it can bring down the name of the government.”