Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, this evening, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police.
Adamu had since 15 January, 2019 served as Acting IGP following the resignation of Ex-IGP Ibrahim Idris.
According to Fayemi, the appointment was made on Thursday during the Nigeria Police Council meeting presided by Buhari.
“Police Council met this afternoon, presided by the chairman President Muhammadu Buhari. The Council looked at the records of the acting IGP who has been in the saddle since 15 of January 2019,” the newly elected NGF chairman said.
“A cross-section of members felt that given his passionate commitment, professionalism and extensive experience, locally and internationally, his interim appointment as acting Inspector General of Police was approved and confirmed as permanent appointment by the Police Council, in accordance with the provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria,” he added.
The NPC meeting comprises of the entire 36 governors of the federation and the chairman of the Police Service Commission.
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