From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday met with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This is coming barely 24 hours after Tinubu ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to vacate the Ikoyi office of the antigraft commission.
Bawa who arrived at the Villa a few minutes past 2 pm was ushered into the President’s office complex.
Although the purpose of the meeting is not yet public, it may be connected to the reported fracas between the EFCC and the DSS.
Recall Tinubu, on Tuesday, directed the DSS to immediately vacate the Ikoyi office of the EFCC in Lagos.
The President gave the directive when reports that DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi on Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their workplace, was brought to his attention.
Reacting to the development late Tuesday, The President said “If there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”
DSS operatives stormed the office around 7:00 am on Tuesday and refused to leave despite dialogue between operatives of both agencies.
Tuesday’s development followed a simmering rivalry between the DSS and the EFCC over the ownership of the building.