DSS appoints Afunanya as new Directorate head

The Department of State Services has announced the appointment of Peter Afunanya as the Supervising Director of the newly established Directorate of Public Relations and Strategic Communications, effective from September 26, 2023.

This appointment is part of the DSS’s efforts to engage with citizens and the public, promoting democratic governance, transparency, and accountability. Afunanya will oversee the Directorate and manage the service’s public communications.

The DSS expressed its commendation to the Director General, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, for initiating the expansion and appointing Afunanya to lead the Directorate.

DSS disclosed this in a statement shared on its X handle on Wednesday.

The Department of State Services, as part of efforts to sustain its engagement with citizens and the public at large as well as deepen democratic governance, transparency and accountability, has established a new Directorate of Public Relations and Strategic Communications.

“Consequently, it has appointed Peter Nnochirionye Afunanya, Ph.D, fsi, the erstwhile Public Relations Officer, to head the Directorate as the supervising Director and also be in charge of the Service’s public communications. The appointment took effect from 26th September, 2023.

‘’The Service has commended its Director General, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi CFR, fwc, for the initiative to undertake the expansion and particularly appointing Afunanya to pilot the Directorate,” it read.

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