The new Acting Director General of the Department of State Security, SSS, Lawal Daura, has ordered the reversal of all promotions approved by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on the eve of his exit from office.
Those who benefited from the last minute promotions, perceived as compesation for services rendered to the Jonathan administration, include the spokesperson of the service, Marilyn Ogar.
In a circular dated July 3 and signed by one Tma Minti, the new security chief said, “In view of the observed lapses in the promotion exercise release from March 31, 2015 to date, the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has directed its suspension forthwith”.
The circular also said the personnel affected include those promoted, converted and upgraded within the period under review. They were consequently directed to revert to their former ranks with immediate effect.