At the Presidential Villa in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu is in a meeting with Abdulrasheed Bawa, the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The meeting’s agenda could not be determined, but it should be remembered that the Department of State Service (DSS) personnel barricaded the premises barely over 24 hours ago at the EFCC’s Lagos offices.
It was thought that the President and Ba’wa may have talked about the unpleasant occurrence at the EFCC offices in Lagos.
On Tuesday night, Tinubu gave the DSS the go-ahead to remove all of its personnel and equipment from the EFCC headquarters, ordering that any issues that might have arisen between the two organizations be settled amicably.
A statement by the presidential spokesman, Tunde Rahman, on the debacle said: “President Bola Tinubu has directed the Department of State Security Service to immediately vacate the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ikoyi, Lagos.
“The President gave the directive when reports that DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their work place, was brought to his attention.
“The President said if there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”