Tinubu Orders DSS To Vacate EFCC Lagos Office
Heightened Tension Between DSS and EFCC: President Tinubu Steps in to Restore Order
President Bola Tinubu has issued a directive to the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to vacate the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos.
This development comes just hours after DSS officials stormed the EFCC office, located on Awolowo Road, in the early hours of Tuesday, obstructing the access of EFCC officials to their workplace.
The escalating tension between these two crucial government agencies prompted President Tinubu, through his media officer, Tunde Rahman, to release a statement from the State House Presidential Villa on Tuesday evening.
In the statement, the President expressed his concern over reports of the DSS officials’ disruptive action and instructed the DSS to immediately evacuate the premises.
The statement partly read, “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 workplace, was brought to his attention.
“The President said if there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”