President Bola Tinubu is currently having a meeting with Abdulrasheed Bawa, the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Just barely 24 hours since Tinubu issued an order for the Department of State Services to leave the anti-graft commission’s Ikoyi premises.
Bawa was led into the President’s office building after arriving at the Villa a few minutes after 2:00 pm.
Even if the meeting’s goal isn’t yet known, it might be related to the alleged conflict between the EFCC and the DSS.
On Tuesday, Tinubu ordered the Department of State Security Service to leave the EFCC’s Ikoyi office in Lagos immediately.
The president issued the order in response to reports that DSS agents invaded the EFCC office on Awolowo Road in Ikoyi on Tuesday, barring agents from the anti-graft organization from entering their workplace.
DSS operatives had stormed the office around 7:00 am on Tuesday and refused to leave despite dialogue between operatives of both agencies.
The development on Tuesday came after a simmering conflict between the DSS and the EFCC about who should own the structure.
The EFCC expressed outrage at how employees of its sister organization barred its employees from entering its Lagos headquarters.
The DSS, however, refuted the assertion and labeled it “not true.”
Late on Tuesday, the President responded to the incident by saying, “If there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”