The presidency said today that EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, has not been denied access to President
The clarification followed reports that the anti-graft icon had been barred fromthe presidential villa in the aftermath of his nomination for a yearlong course.
His nomination for the course by the Nigeria Police Force sparked off a controversy, as many people questioned its rationale.
The Special Adviser to the President on Communications, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, toldthe News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today that there was no truth in the reports.
“Ribadu has not been denied access to the villa, he said, adding: “Why should anybody do that?”
Adeniyi expressed surprise at such stories and where they emanated from.
“He is EFCC chairman, nothing has changed and I wonder where all these stories emanate from.
“It is also not true he has to go through the Inspector-General of Police to see the president in the course of his work.
“The normal channel to see the president in the villa is the Chief of Staff,” thepresidential spokesman said.
Ribadu was in the villa earlier in the day to see the president.