Friday, June 9, 2023

DSS Joins Social Media To Engage Public

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The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has created social media handles to enhance public and stakeholders engagements in its operations.

The Public Relations Officer of DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

He said the social media channels included Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“Hitherto, the Service did not own or operate these handles (before). Its decision to operate them with effect from March 6, is to enhance public and stakeholder engagements.

“The public should be guided and note that any such handles before now were/are fake,” he said.

In other news, as part of a concentrated effort to reduce tension in the country, the DSS invited one of the spokesperson of the APC PCC Femi Fani Kayode for questioning, over some of his post on social media.

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He is standing trial over the alleged use of false documents, fabricated evidence and procuring execution of documents before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Fani-Kayode on 12 counts, in which he was accused of tendering forged medical report before Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court in Lagos, where he is being prosecuted for alleged N4.9bn fraud.

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At the resumed hearing of the matter on Monday, the defendant’s counsel, Wale Balogun, informed the court that Fani-Kayode was not in court.

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