The Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Mathew Seiyefa, has assured Nigerians that the service will continue to protect the nation’s interest at all times.
Mr Seiyefa gave the assurance on Thursday at an interactive session with reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He promised that the service, under his watch, would respect and uphold the legitimate rights of all Nigerians without promoting the individual rights of any person above the interest of the country.
The DSS Acting DG noted that the service was ready to partner with all stakeholders to contain all forms of national threats in the country.
He warned that while the DSS would ensure its best to protect the rights of the citizens, it would not tolerate the abuse of freedom of speech by any person.
Seyeifa said the service would also protect its constitutional mandate as its reviews the issues which portray the DSS in a bad light.
According to him, some of the issues that are of concern include the alleged detention and trial of criminal suspects in the country.