By Public Relations Department, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja.
The Department of State Services (DSS) announces the appointment of Mr. PN. AFUNANYA as its Spokesman/Public Relations Officer. He replaces Mr. Tony Opuiyo.
Afunanya obtained the following degrees:
BA. English (1997) , Abia State University, Uturu; MA. English (2009), University of Uyo; and MA. Peace and Strategic Studies (2011), University of Ilorin.
He is currently pursuing a PhD in Security and Strategic Studies at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
He has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria namely: Innovation and Strategy at Harvard University, Boston, USA; Security Management and Coordination, London and Investigative Journalism at City University, London.
Other courses he has attended are on Leadership, Arbitration, Conflict Management/Resolution, Negotiation and Public Communication among others.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the DSS’ in-house Magazine, The Triple S.
The new Spokesman is a member of:
Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NiCarb); Nigerian Red Cross (NRC);
Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM);
Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security (NIIS); Society for Peace Scholars and Practice (SPSP); American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); and
He is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA).
His hobbies include: travelling, meeting people, reading, walking and photography.