JUST IN: Tinubu holds closed-door meeting with EFCC chairman Bawa at Aso Rock

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently meeting the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa, behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in 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 a few minutes past 2 pm was ushered into the President’s office complex.

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The purpose of the meeting is not yet public,  but 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 workplace, 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.

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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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