An election monitoring group, International Human Rights Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, has honoured the director-general of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi with an award.
The award was presented to Bichi by a member of the group, Reverend Solomon Semaka, its alternate chair, when he visited Bichi at national headquarters of the secret service in Abuja on Tuesday.
Semaka chairs the Committee on Civil/Military Affairs (Nigeria) of the Commission.
Semaka said the award was in recognition of the exemplary performance by the Service and its personnel during the just concluded 2019 general elections.
He praised DSS operatives for their professional conduct and appreciable respect for human rights in the course of discharging election duties. It also expressed satisfaction with the neutrality of the organisation during the elections.
It described Bichi’s leadership style as worthy of emulation and…