The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has Today Appointed a new IG of Police.
In a ceremony carried out today at the Presidential Villa, the new Inspector General of Police was appointed in an acting capacity.
The Former IG of Police in the person of Ibrahim Kpotun Idris will be giving way for the new IG of Police in the person of Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to take over from were he stop in an acting capacity.
President Muhammadu Buhari decorated the new IG of Police at a ceremony on Tuesday at the Aso Rock Villa. In the ceremonial decoration that is necessary for confirming the appointment of every New IG of Police, President Buhari was ably assisted by the outgoing IG of Police.
New IG of Police Adamu Decorated By President Muhammadu Buhari
New IG of Police Adamu Decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari and assisted By outgoing IG of Police Mr Idris
Mohammed Abubakar Adamu the new IG of Police joined the Nigerian Police Force on 1 February 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police. He hails from Lafia in Nasarawa State.
Before his appointment, he was the Acting Inspector General of Police. He was a Directing Staf of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru Jos of Plateau State.
Also, he was a one-time Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu State respectively, and he was also Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters in Benin of Edo State.
From a press statement, the was published in Premium Times Nigeria, The outgoing IG of Police encouraged Nigerian to support the new IG of Police as they have supported him.
Mr. Idris is retiring today the 15th day of January 2018 from the Nigerian Police force.
Read the statement below:
RETIREMENT FROM SERVICE OF THE 19th INDIGENOUS INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, IGP IBRAHIM KPOTUN IDRIS, NPM, mni AT THE AGE OF 60 YEARS
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, NPM, mni retires today, 15th January, 2019 from service of the Nigeria Police Force at the age of Sixty (60) Years.
2. The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria has consequently directed that the outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, NPM, mni, hand over to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Mohammed Abubakar Adamu,mni as the Acting Inspector General of Police.
3. The outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, NPM, mni deeply thank the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria for the opportunity given to him to serve under his administration as Inspector General of Police. He also sincerely expresses gratitude to all Nigerians across the Country for the cooperation and support they accorded him and the entire personnel of the Force during his tenure. He enjoined them to extend the same level of support and assistance to his successor, Ag. IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu,mni.
4. The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu,mni hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and a holder of BSc. Geography. He enlisted into the Force on 1st February, 1986 as Cadet Assistant Inspector General of Police.
5. Ag. IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu,mni is a versatile and seasoned Police Officer, a professional per excellence. He attended several Senior Officer Courses on Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Control and Management within and outside Nigeria. Before his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State. He was Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.
Nigerians, however, has reacted to the new appointment of the IG of Police on Twitter.
Below are a few of the reactions.
@Okorocollins1 ” Congratulations to the new IGP. Hope he brings sanity to the police force. Nigerians are watching oh.”
@Officialad5 ” The igbo nation are seeing this nepotism at it’s peak.. Our next level democratic sales boys will come to brainwash us that the lifeless FC loves us by reminding us about the five ministerial appointments which is constitutional our right.vote wisely.”
@Viva567 “Congrats Mr Adamu Mohammed. Please service Nigeria not Buhari and APC. Your predecessor is the worst IGP in Nigeria because he allow Buhari and cabal to mislead him.”
@SopuluUmeobi “Another northerner, this President continue telling us Nigeria is not one but belongs to the north.”
@Atikulated “Buhari’s nepotistic appointments alone is enough reason to reject him. He is creating unnecessary divisions and enmity among different Nigerian tribes. We need unifier at this critical moment in our national life. Let’s vote for Atiku. Let’s unite our country.”
@Djfm1 “And only Northerners can be trusted with our lives? Baba no dey disappoint in nepotic clanishnes.”
@Dsamsonitodo “It is certain a new Inspector General of Police will superintend over the 2019 elections. Will he dismantle/maintain the structures already instituted by the outgoing IGP for the elections or rebuild new structures?
@Yemiefash “President Buhari did well this time, he scored some points for himself by removing the transmission fellow from IGP, I hope the new Ag IGP will be better, I hope he will correct the misdeeds of the outgoing IGP. Posterity will judge Ibrahim Idris.”
@MrbanksOmishore “However late, Buhari scored some points by removing Transmission Transmission IG. The new guy should learn and be professional is his conduct. Hope Police will now release all political prisoners locked up under the directive of non English speaking Idris. ”
@PrettieAdiela “Finally Idris gives way as president Buhari who will also give way picks Abubakar Adamu from Nassarawa as new IGP. Though the questions arise on why yet another northerner was appointed,We welcome the new IGP and charge him to stay true. Let him Start by freeing Adeyanju Deji.”