A Civil Society Organisation, Competent Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust (CGACT), has described allegations of corruption against the Director General of Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi as a “figment of the author’s imagination.”
In a statement made available to journalists, the group said the online lashing of Bichi by one Jackson Ude, is a misinterpretation of intent.
It said the allegations of misconduct against the DG on the basis of hearsay is tantamount to assassination of character.
The statement read: “Accusing a family of syphoning, posting base on nepotism, appointment and promotion of agents base on the DG’s discretion and lobbying to remain the DG of agency, ought to be proven with proof in the court of law.
“These are weighty accusations that needs concrete proof. And if there are none, the reverse is likely to be the outcome.
“Magaji Bichi is not to be rewarded with unverified claims. Had it not been Bichi and his DSS, Boko Haram and ISWAP would have taken Abuja prior to this administration. His contributions in the continuity of democracy is a reflection of competence, allegiance and service to his nation.
Contrarily to Jackson Ude’s opinion of Bichi lobbying to remain the DG of Agency, Bichi’s antecedence was his ticket to continuity.
This administration has zero tolerance to under- performance.
Furthermore, it is clear that Jackson is not really abreast with the systematic steps in intelligence gathering. The agency is the frontline amongst other agencies in intelligence gathering. And that it’s primary objective. Also, the monies set aside for acquisition of intelligence is oftentimes misconstrued by even staffs of the agency talk more of an outsider.
Finally, I think Jackson is old enough to know the consequences of peddling unfounded information. And such act can have psychological effects on the morale of not just the staffs, masses and also on the image of this administration. Once trust is broken, allegiance is in doubt.