Posted by News Express | 1 February 2021 | 4,152 times
Seven senior police officers comprising Deputy Inspector-Generals (DIGs) and Assistant Inspector-Generals (AIGs) have reportedly been shortlisted in the search for a new Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
A report on Monday morning by Daily Trust said that already, President Muhammadu Buhari
has demanded for confidential briefings on the shortlisted seven to enable him decide whom to succeed incumbent IGP Mohammed Adamu, who is due for retirement today, Monday, February 1, 2021, having attained the mandatory 35 years of service.
It quoted multiple sources as disclosing that Adamu’s fate was sealed on Wednesday after President Buhari was briefed on the vacancy in the police top post by Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi, at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The paper said it “authoritatively gathered that the minister presented a shortlist of Deputy Inspector-Generals (DGIs) and Assistant Inspector-Generals (AIGs) to the president for his consideration.”
It quoted “a credible security source” as disclosing that the presidency has since “directed the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Department of States Security (DSS) to prepare confidential briefings on seven senior police officers on the rank of DIG and AIG.”
The paper also quoted an unnamed “top source at the Presidency” as revealing that “Adamu is expected to hand over to the most senior police officer, in the event no announcement was made before the end of Monday.”
“This is a post that has limit. If a position like that is given to you, the expectation is one leaves at the due date except if there is an instruction to the contrary. Right now there is no such communication,” the source reportedly said.
Course mates of IGP Adamu, serving in various positions in the Police Force, had reportedly vacated their offices as of Sunday night.
“Sources in Abuja and other places said the IGP’s mates, including a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), DIG Ibrahim Lamorde, DIG Michael Anthony Ogbizi, and AIG Mohammad Mustafa, have emptied their offices in preparation for quitting the Force on Monday,” the report said.
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