JUST IN: “Jackson Ude’s accusations are false” – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed as false and baseless allegations made against its Director-General, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, CFR, fwc, by Jackson Ude on his X (formerly Twitter) handle @jacksonpnb.

In a statement released on Saturday by Director, PR & Strategic Comms, Peter Afunanya, the DSS described Ude’s accusations as “spurious” and “misleading narratives.”

The statement further clarified that the Service has not received any “staff subsidy grant” and that the DG has not granted himself any “goodbye allowance.”

“Similarly, the so called “goodbye allowance” which Ude accused the DG of granting himself is non-existent. It is only an imagination of the writer and his sponsors. But assuming the DG is paid any severance package at the end of his tenure, how is that unethical and outside established public service rule?”

“Notably, the Service is aware of the desperation and antics of Ude and his other hirelings to associate it with unnecessary controversies either during the 2023 Presidential election or the subsequent litigations following it. The recent campaign of calumny is one of such. But as always, the DGSS is unperturbed. The Service under him will continue to chart a professional course aimed at internal security of the country,” the DSS added.

The DSS also accused Ude of being a “known fake news merchant” whose only stock in trade is “to misinform as well as use his platforms to create division and violence.”

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