Finally, IGP Idris set to leave as Buhari appoints replacement
By Steve Oko
At last, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Abubakar Idris is set to quit the police force having attained the mandatory retirement age of 60.
President Muhammadu Buhari has late Monday evening ,shortlisted Adamu Mohammed as a replacement.
Mohammed, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, hails from Nasarawa State.
The outgoing IGP, Idris, is clocking 60 years tommorow (Jan. 15) and has served for 35 as required by the Civil Service Rule is due for retirement.
Idris, Monday evening held a closed door meeting with Buhari in Aso Rock.
Though there has not been any official statement from the government, a source closed to the presidency, who preferred not to be named, confirmed that a replacement to the retiring IGP would be named Tuesday.
The source said,“Yes, the IGP Ibrahim Idris is retiring tomorrow and possibly an acting Inspector-General maybe named very soon.
“But I will advise that you wait for official statement to that effect.” IGP Idris, who was appointed by President Buhari on March 21, 2016, replaced Solomon Arase, who retired from the police force on June 21, 2016.
He was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.
There has been a public outcry against the continued retention of Idris as IGP but the presidency has remained adamant.
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