Adamu Remains In Office As Buhari Delays Appointment Of New IGP

The Presidency on Monday said no date has been fixed for the appointment of a new Inspector-General of Police.

The incumbent IGP, Mohammed Adamu, was expected to leave office having attained the statutory retirement age.

However, Adamu is still in office attending to his duties.

Findings indicate that he did not hand over to any senior officer as expected.

The President was supposed to convene a meeting of the Police Council which has the mandate to appoint a new IG.

Reports, however, indicate that the council which comprised the President, state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, merely adopts whomever is appointed as IGP by the President, contrary to its prescribed roles.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said he was not aware of the imminent announcement of a new police chief.

Shehu also stressed that the appointment of the next IGP will not be based on ethnic considerations.

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