The Nigeria State Secret Services is also referred to as the Department of State Services. The body was created on the 5th to June, 1986. It started as the National Security Organization, but its name was later changed. Its headquarters is located at Aso Drive, Abuja.
The number of employees is not disclosed, same for their annual budget. The Minister in charge of the SSS is Babagana Monguno; he is the National Security Adviser. Lawal Musa Daura is the Director-general of the SSS. Their website is located at www.dss.gov.ng.
Primary functions of the DSS involve domestic intelligence gathering within Nigeria, protection of senior government officials, especially the state governors and the president.
They are charged to protect the country against any form of domestic threats and they are charged to uphold and also enforce the criminal laws in Nigeria. In addition, the DSS also provide both criminal justice and leadership services to the federal and state law-enforcement agencies.
The body invites suitably qualified Nigerians to apply for various posts in the security outfit and the application form for 2016/2017 is out.
Some forms had been released already to the general public and there are indications that some other forms will still be released later for other positions. All Nigerians, who have the required qualification, are invited to apply. In this write-up, you will learn about the qualifications you must have in order to apply. You will also learn about how to apply
What are the requirements?
Some of the requirements for qualification will be made known below:
- The individual applying for any post in the DSS should be a Nigerian citizen.
- The individual must have a minimum height of 1.68 meters for a male and minimum of 1.65 meters for a female.
- Anyone applying must not be less than 22 years of age. Also, the individual must not be older than 35 years of age.
- Also, the applicant must have at least Second Class Lower division certificate or lower credit in HND.
What are the various disciplines that can apply?
The various disciplines that can apply for openings at DSS will be highlighted below.
- Anesthetic Nurse
- Building engineer
- Chemistry education
- Computer engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Network engineer
- Satellite communication engineer
- Computer science education
- Data administrator
- Ear nose and throat nurse
- Electrical engineer
- Electrical electronic education
- English education
- Obstetrician and gynecologist
- Hospitality managers (caterers)
- Mathematics education
- Ophthalmology nurse
- Orthopedic surgeon
- Pediatric nurse
- Purchasing and supply
- Satellite images interpreter
- Software developer/programmer
MBA candidates without any of the above qualifications cannot apply.
Individuals, who have the qualifications mentioned above and who desire to apply for posts in the DSS, are required to visit DSS website and fill the application form, providing all required information. It is advisable that applicants provide only correct details about themselves and not try to manipulate facts.