DSS office in Lagos: Address and Contact Details.

DSS office in Lagos: Address and Contact Details.

The State Security Service (SSS) also known as the Department of State Services (DSS) has its roots in pre-colonial Nigeria. It formally came into existence in 1948 with the establishment of the then “E” Department (Special Branch) domiciled in the Office of the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force.

After the abortive coup of 1976 during which the former Head of State, General Murtala Mohammed was assassinated, General Olusegun Obasanjo promulgated the NSO Decree No.16 (1976) in one of his foremost national assignments as the Head of State. The Decree witnessed the establishment of the Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), which came in the wake of the security challenges posed by the 1976 abortive coup. The NSO was then charged with the responsibility of timely procurement of relevant and analyzed intelligence necessary to meet the highlighted challenges and other matters bordering on National Security.

DSS office in Lagos: Address and Contact Details.

22 Cmd Road, Ikosi Ketu 105102,

Lagos

Department Of State Security (DSS) Field Office

31 Alfred Rewane Road,

Ikoyi 106104, Lagos

 

DSS Headquarter,

1 Maitama Avenue,

P.M.B. 253 Abuja. Nigeria

Tel: +2349153391309

+2349153391310

+2349088373514

Mon-Sun 24/7

At the inception of General Ibrahim Babangida’s administration in 1985, he overhauled and re-organized the NSO through Decree No. 19 of 1986 also known as National Security Agencies (NSA) Decree, 1986. This exercise witnessed the emergence of three (3) separate establishments, the State Security Service (SSS), Defence Intelligence Service (DIS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Upon transition from military to civilian rule in 1999, the Service has continued to nurture, preserve and protect the country’s democratic governance.

ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF SSS

The State Security Service (SSS) is enabled to perform its roles and functions chiefly by Instrument SSS No.1 of 1999 made pursuant to Section 6 of the National Security Agencies (NSA) Act 1986 Cap. 74, LFN 2004. It is worthy to note that over the years, other decrees (Decree No. 16 of 1976 and Decree 19 of 1986) charged the Agency with roles and functions that are very similar in content. These include but are not limited to the following;

  1. Prevention and Detection of any crime against the internal security of Nigeria;
  2. Protection and Preservation of all non-military classified matters concerning the internal security of Nigeria;
  3. Prevention, Detection, and Investigation of threats of Espionage, Subversion, Sabotage, Terrorism, Separatist agitations, Inter-group conflicts, Economic crimes of National security dimension and threats to law and order;
  4. Provision of protective security for designated principal Government functionaries, sensitive installations and visiting dignitaries;
  5. Provision of timely advice to Government on all matters of National security interest and
  6. Such other functions as may, from time to time, be assigned to it.

DSS office in Lagos: Address and Contact Details.

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