Buhari to name Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police

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The acting IG of Police Mohammad Adamu
The acting IG of Police Mohammad Adamu
Mohammed Adamu is expected to be named acting Inspector General of Police
Mohammed Adamu is expected to be named acting Inspector General of Police

The Presidency is expected to formally name Mohammed Adamu , an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa state as replacement for retiring Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris.

Adamu is expected to be appointed in acting capacity until President Muhammadu Buhari names a permanent successor.

Idris who clocks 60 years on January 15 paid “a goodbye visit” to President Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAN reports that the outcome of the closed door meeting between President Buhari and the IGP was not disclosed as at the time of filing this report.

Deal of the day

According to reports, Idris is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years in service or 60 years of age.

A source close to the presidency, who preferred not to be named, confirmed to NAN that a replacement to the retiring IGP would be named on Tuesday, among the shortlisted candidates.

President Muhammadu Buhari and IGP Ibrahim Idris
President Muhammadu Buhari and IGP Ibrahim Idris

One of the persons said to be on the on the shortlist is AIG Mohammed Adamu. If he gets the nod, it means the DIGs may be required to retire.

“Yes, the IGP Ibrahim Idris is retiring tomorrow and possibly an acting Inspector-General maybe named very soon.

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“But I will advise that you wait for official statement to that effect,’’ the source maintained.

IGP Idris, who was appointed by President Buhari on June 21, 2016, replaced Solomon Arase, who retired from the police force on same day.

Idris enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.