On September 13, 2018, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, fwc, was appointed the Director Common of the State Safety Service (SSS) also called Division of State Companies (DSS) for a 4 12 months (renewable) time period. He was recalled from retirement to carry this place. He retired in 2016 after attaining the statutory age in energetic service.
That he was discovered worthy even in retirement to guide the organisation speaks excessive of his persona, business, expertise, capability and basic conduct. 4 years within the saddle, the DGSS has undoubtedly proved his true mettle.
Instructively, the e book, For the Data: A Compendium of YM Bichi’s Legacy on the DSS, tells the success story of the person, Bichi, who, because the DG of Africa’s most excellent home intelligence company, has recorded many feats. Prior to now, the Service’s in-house journal, Verity, printed quarterly or yearly by the Public Relations Division was used to mirror the Company’s successes.
This time, there’s a rethink. To seize the 4 years in perspective, this Compendium is given a shot. Due to this fact, the e book is apt. It’s a everlasting file of details.
With blended narrative kinds consisting of prose and use of pictorials, contributors comprising Administration employees and Heads of Departments and Formations amongst others recount their experiences with the person of the second.
Apart energetic personnel, some former Administrators-Common and retired senior officers additionally gave account of their notion of the DG.
The articles are due to this fact compiled in honour of the DGSS in celebration of his achievements in the course of the interval, 2018-2022.
Certainly, the e book x-rays the DGSS’ successes within the interval he has held sway. With effectively over 30 contributors and associated articles fused in Seven Sections comprising about 30 chapters, the authors highlighted Bichi’s background, management qualities, coverage route, employees welfare, contributions to nationwide safety, human and interagency relations in addition to extra-curricular actions.
It’s from such accounts that one is led into his household historical past: start, parentage, and schooling as introduced by Mr A. N. Muhammed, fsi. In any other case, one wouldn’t have recognized he had a nick title, Sante, in major faculty or Solo in secondary faculty or that he performed soccer, volley ball and basket ball and received laurels for his alma maters or that he was as soon as homesick and ran away from faculty.
Destiny performed important roles in his life. The article on Bichi and the Irony of Destiny by yours sincerely illustrates that.
His interview with the Ahmadu Bello College (ABU), Zaria, Alumni Affiliation, as printed herein within the postscript is instructive.
Utilizing an easy-to-understand language, the totally different Administrators and Heads of Departments, draw readers’ consideration to the story of Bichi and the unimaginable efforts he has made because the DGSS.
The DG is introduced as an expert who has confronted the assorted challenges dealing with our nation. Whether or not in coping with terrorism and insurgency, kidnapping, secessionist agitations, violent extremism, cross border crimes, cyber, monetary and financial crimes, human and drug trafficking, banditry, oil theft and unlawful mining, militancy, piracy, cultism and youth restiveness amongst others, the DSS, underneath the route of Bichi, has by no means failed on its mandate of detecting and stopping crimes and threats in opposition to the interior safety of Nigeria.
The papers confirmed how he has used sturdy intelligence gathering and well timed dissemination of identical to motion companies and stakeholders to mitigate the threats.
Naysayers could flip blind eyes nevertheless it might have been worst. No nation of at present’s world is shielded from the character of threats that characterise the human house.
The e book, which serves as a watch witness account of Bichi’s conduct and management as DGSS, reveals that they’ll finest be described as transformational, purpose-driven and exemplary. It’s nevertheless not stunning that accolades from varied distinguished stakeholders proceed to path the distinctive feats achieved underneath him.
For individuals who had labored with him, he isn’t just a boss however a father, companion and motivator.
The attestations confirmed that he’s a real bridge builder and a public servant with deep sense of infectious patriotism. Little surprise, he considerably stands out.
His accomplishments, civility and dedication to democratic beliefs, in accordance with the testimonials, have earned him respect past Nigeria and such awards as Face of Company Governance and Peace Ambassador by Media Dialogue Communication Ltd, Icon of Peace, Unity and Safety Transformation by the ABU, Zaria, Postgraduate Consultant Council, Defence and Safety Achiever’s Award by Alumni Affiliation of the Nationwide Defence School (AANDEC) and Lifetime Achievement Award within the Combat in opposition to Insurgency by the Nationwide Crime Watch Journal are testimonials of his character and capability.
Contemplating the calibre of contributors, serving because the e book editor is a life time privilege / expertise I’ll all the time cherish. I’m satisfied that nobody is doubtful in regards to the cause behind the publication of the e book.
It isn’t a biography although it appears to be like like one. It isn’t promotional although it’s worth further. The e book celebrates resilience, onerous work and dedication to nation constructing.
It’s a rendition of accountability and transparency in governance. It presents Bichi as a hero. He, after all, possesses these qualities of a hero: willpower, loyalty, braveness, perseverance, persistence, focus, intrepidity and selflessness, enunciated by Ricky Martin.
Historical past might be sort to him. The long run will bear in mind him. He’ll proceed to be a reference level for therefore many causes, his revolutionary and inventive concepts, ideas, indefatigability, friendship, fatherliness, humanness, humility, the hope he raised and the enormous growth strides he completed. He got here. He noticed. He conquered.