Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the new Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), took control on Friday.
Spokesman of the agency, Peter Afunanya, said Bichi addressed the management of the organisation at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.
He solicited support of members of the agency.
“While calling for stronger ties among the staff, he pledged to work with them as a team.
“He stated that his vision is to build a well disciplined, professional and highly motivated DSS with particular reference to staff welfare,” Afunanya said in a statement.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Bichi on Thursday.
The agency had been under the headship of Matthew Seiyefa since August 7, when Lawal Daura, former director-general of the agency, was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for sending DSS operatives to mount a blockade of the national assembly.