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President Buhari Reportedly Set To Name New IGP

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There are reports that the Nigerian Police Council (NPC) is set to name a new Inspector General of Police (IGP).

According to the report, the situation has seen anxiety in the force, as the new IGP is set to be named in February.

According to The Punch, the current IGP, Mohammed Adamu, will retire from the force next month with a slim hope of tenure extension.

Adamu, who is the 20th IGP the country has produced, was appointed as the police boss by President Muhammadu Buhari, replacing Ibrahim Kpotun Idris of Niger State on January 15, 2019. Mohammed Adamu will retire next week.

The possibility that Adamu’s tenure may be extended by the president in order to allow him to execute some reforms in the police force is, however possible.

It is a fact that the president has on many occasions expressed trust and confidence in Ibrahim’s leadership of the force and has shunned demands for the sack of the security chiefs amid a deluge of security challenges.

Should President Buhari decide not to extend Adamu’s tenure, many assistant inspector generals of police have been named to take over from where the current IGP ends his tenure.

About five AIGs from the North and one from the Southwest  have good chances of being appointed.

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