Amid the controversy surrounding his study leave, EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, met with President Umaru Yar’Adua behind closed doors today in Abuja.
Beaming with smiles, Ribadu parried questions from State House correspondentsas he repeatedly said Happy New Year.
It was not clear what they discussed, but sources said it had to do with the controversy surrounding Ribadu’s new assignment.
Last December, the Nigeria Police Force nominated Ribadu for a yearlong course atthe National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos.
This sparked off a controversy as many Nigerians questioned the rationale for his nomination for the course.
Police authorities said, however, that by his rank Ribadu, an Assistant Inspector-Generalof Police was due for such study leave.