Tinubu meets with EFCC Chairman Bawa, in Aso Rock - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tinubu meets with EFCC Chairman Bawa, in Aso Rock


President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting behind closed doors with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

The meeting comes barely 24 hours after Tinubu directed the Department of State Services, DSS,  to vacate the Ikoyi office of the anti-graft commission.

Bawa, who arrived at the Villa few minutes past 2pm was ushered into the President's office complex.

Although the purpose of the meeting is not yet public, it may not be unconnected to the reported disagreement between the EFCC and the DSS over the ownership of the Ikoyi office.

Recall that the President in what appeared as a proactive move, on Tuesday, directed the DSS to immediately vacate the Ikoyi office of the EFCC in Lagos

A statement issued by Tunde Rahman explained that 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 work place, was brought to his attention.

DSS operatives had 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.

The EFCC had expressed shock at the manner in which operatives of its sister agency denied its operatives entry into its Lagos office. 

However, the DSS denied the claim, describing it as “not true.”

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.”

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