Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday night held a closed-door meeting with heads of security and anti-corruption agencies over fight against corruption in the country. Some top government officials also attended the meeting. The meeting, which lasted about two hours, ended around 8:00 p.m.
Those at the meeting were the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta.
Also at the meeting were the Director -General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the Director-General of Nigeria Processing Zone Authority (NIPZA).Details of the meeting were unknown at the time of filing this report.
Some heads of the anti-graft agencies had earlier met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, before meeting with Osinbajo. Kyari had also separately met with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah. Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, Magu blamed corruption for the current recession in the country.
He said “I’m asking all Nigerians to join in the fight against corruption. Adults, children, men, women and you journalists. Corruption is the greatest menace we are facing in the country. “Corruption is responsible for the recession we are witnessing today. So all Nigerians must join in the fight against graft.”