The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has announced the appointment of Mr. Nnochirionye Afunanya as its spokesperson.
The appointment was disclosed in a statement released by the Public Relations department of the Agency in Abuja on Thursday.
The Acting Director General of the DSS, Mr Matthew Seiyefa, had, on his maiden press briefing, promised that a spokesperson would be appointed for the agency.
The agency has not had a spokesperson since the erstwhile Director General, Lawal Daura was appointed in 2015.
According to the statement, Mr. Afunanya has a Masters Degree in English from the University of Uyo and another Masters Degree in Peace and Strategic Studies from the University of Ilorin.
He is said to be pursuing a doctorate degree in Security and Strategic Studies at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
“He has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria, namely: Innovation and Strategy at Harvard University, Boston, USA; Security Management and Coordination, London and Investigative Journalism at City University, London.
“Other courses he has attended are on Leadership, Arbitration, Conflict Management/Resolution, Negotiation and Public Communication, among others. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the DSS’ in-house Magazine, The Triple S.”
He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Nigerian Red Cross, Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security, Society for Peace Scholars and Practice, American Society for Industrial Security, and a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration.