President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, met with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It comes less than 24 hours after Tinubu ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to vacate the Ikoyi office of the EFCC.
Bawa arrived at the Villa a few minutes past 2 pm and was ushered into the president’s office complex.
The purpose of the meeting was not clear, it may however, not be unconnected to the reported fracas between the EFCC and the DSS.
Recall that the president had, on Tuesday, ordered that DSS to immediately vacate the Ikoyi office of the EFCC in Lagos.
Tinubu’s directive was after reports that the secret police officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, and prevented officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their workplace, was brought to his attention.
Tuesday’s development followed a simmering rivalry between the DSS and the EFCC over the ownership of the building.
The EFCC had expressed shock at how operatives of its sister agency denied its operatives entry into its Lagos office.
However, the DSS denied the claim, describing it as “not true.”
Tinubu, in reaction to the development on Tuesday night, said “If there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Matthew Urhoghide, the senator representing Edo South in the ninth Senate, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).