Osinbajo meets with IGP, anti-grafts agencies
* Recession caused by corruption – Magu
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo last night met with heads of security and anti-graft agencies.
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 Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),Ekpo Nta, the Department of State Services (DSS), Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the DG Nigeria Processing Zone Authority (NIPZA).
The agenda of the meeting which lasted for over two hours was not made public at press time.
Meanwhile, the heads of the anti-graft agencies had earlier met in a closed door with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari before proceeding to meet with Acting President 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 in a brief chat with State House correspondents after the closed door meeting, Magu attributed the biting recession in the country to the menace of high level corruption.
Mangu said “I’m asking all Nigerians to join in the fight against corruption. Adults, children, men, women and including 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.”