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 on Monday, having attained the statutory retirement age.

However, Adamu was in office till past 6pm on Monday and attended to a large number of visitors.

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.

Findings, 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.

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Speaking on Channels television’s Sunrise Daily, Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said he was not aware of the imminent announcement of a new police chief.

He stated, “The President returns to Abuja (from Katsina) on Tuesday. He should be on his desk by Wednesday. I don’t know when he will do this. One thing I can assure you is that in places sensitive like that, there is no vacuum that will subsist, so therefore, the system will take care of itself.”

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