Buhari, Saraki In Closed Door Meeting
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President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President, Bukola Saraki today held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The meeting was not unconnected to the fates of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu whose nomination as the substantive boss of the anti-graft agency was declined by the Senate, and that of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, who was few days ago indicted by the Senate for alleged underhand dealings in the award of contracts in respect of IDP camps in the North East.
Speculations have it that Magu and Lawal were also present at the meeting, but this claim could not be confirmed.
Saraki’s meeting with the President is a follow-up to yesterday’s parley between the president and Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, who is reportedly rooting for Magu’s confirmation and allegedly impressed it on the president that the security report by the Department of Security Services (DSS) on Magu was “not factual.”