IGP Retirement: No Known Date Yet For Announcement Of Next IGP – Presidency

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Presidency on Monday said there was no date set, yet, for the announcement of a new Inspector-General of Police.

Current IGP Mohammed Adamu is expected to leave office today, Monday, as he attains the retirement age.

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

“The President returns to Abuja 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”, Shehu said, while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily

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

“The President will rather have an Inspector-General of Police who will make you and I safer, protect life and property than one who is more pronounced by his tribal marks,” he added.

The IGP, who joined the service on February 1, 1986, will attain the mandatory 35 years in service on today.

Adamu took over from Ibrahim Idris who retired in January 2019.

Aside the IGP, three Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General (AIGs) are also due to retire from the police.

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