The government has listed an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State as a conceivable substitution for the retiring Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) give account that Idris, who will be 60 years on Jan. 15, paid “a bye-bye visit” to President Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
NAN reported that the result of the in-door session among President Buhari & the IGP was not unveiled as at the time of recording this report. As per reports, Idris is required to resign from service on fulfillment of the compulsory 35 years in service or 60 years old.
A source near the administration, who want not to be named, affirmed to NAN that a substitution to the resigning IGP would be named on Tuesday, among the shortlisted aspirants.
One of the people said to be on the waitlist is AIG Adamu Mohammed. On the off chance that he gets approval, it implies the DIGs might be asked to resign.
“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,’’ the source claimed.
IGP Idris, who was chosen by President Buhari on June 21, 2016, as a replacement for Solomon Arase, who resigned from the police service on June 21, 2016.
Idris enrolled into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, in the wake of moving on from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.