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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Marilyn Ogar, Others Sent On 'Compulsory Retirement'

A number of top directors at the Department of State
Services (DSS) have been “compulsorily retired”, TheCable
has been informed.

And top on the list is Marilyn Ogar, who was deputy director
of public relations of the agency until two months ago.
Ibrahim Katsina was also named as one of the retirees.

Most of the affected officers are believed to be close to Ita
Ekpeyong, former director-general of the agency.

Ogar was transferred to Maiduguri, Borno state, in July, but
the posting was put on hold following insinuations that it
was “punitive”.

A senior official of the DSS who confirmed the retirement to
TheCable said it was “immediate and compulsory”.

As DSS spokesperson, Ogar was responsible for defending
the activities of the agency in the media and she is believed
to be paying for some of her pronouncements, notably in the
face-off with the Bring Back Our Girls movement and the
DSS raids on the Lagos office of the All Progressives
Congress (APC).

She, alongside at least 44 other directors, already lost her
recent promotion following Buhari’s nullification of the
exercise.

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