The tenure of the Director General, Department of State Security (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong, has been renewed for another four years by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Service, Marilyn Ogar, on Wednesday.
According to her, the renewal followed Ekpeyong’s “superb” performance.
Ogar noted that the appointment of the DG is at the discretion of the president in line with the National Securities Act and the Instrument establishing the SSS.
She added: “Instrument no. SSS 1 of the NSA Decree of 1986, Cap 278 of the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (LFN) Schedule 4 subsection 2, talks about the appointment and tenure of the Director General State Security”.
Ita Ekpeyong was first appointed DG of the SSS on September 7, 2010 following the dismissal of Afakriya Gadzama by President Jonathan.