- The DSS DPRSC has announced that Bichi has appointed Peter Afunanya as the new head of the Directorate
- The Service has commended Director General Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi CFR for initiating the expansion and appointing Afunanya to pilot the Directorate
The Department of State Services, DSS, has established a new Directorate of Public Relations and Strategic Communications, DPRSC.
DSS Director General, Yusuf Bichi, established the department as part of efforts in sustaining engagement with Nigerians as well as deepening democratic governance, transparency and accountability.
A statement by the DSS DPRSC said Bichi appointed the secret police spokesman, Peter Afunanya, to head the Directorate.
According to the statement, Afunanya’s appointment took effect from September 26, 2023.
“Consequently, it has appointed Peter Nnochirionye Afunanya, Ph.D, fsi, the erstwhile Public Relations Officer, to head the Directorate as the supervising Director and also be in charge of the Service’s public communications.
“The appointment took effect from 26th September, 2023.
“The Service has commended its Director General, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi CFR, fwc, for the initiative to undertake the expansion and particularly appointing Afunanya to pilot the Directorate,” the statement said.