President Muhammadu Buhari has named Mohammed Adamu as acting inspector-general of police (IGP). Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment at a ceremony in Aso Rock and decorated him with a new rank.
The acting IGP succeeds Ibrahim Idris who retired after clocking the mandatory 35 years in service.
Idris attained the mandatory 60 years for retirement today and will not be getting an extention of tenure as many people speculated.
The outgoing police boss took over from former IGP Solomon Arase in March 2016 following his appointment by the President.
Mr Mohammed’s appointment finally brings to an end to the controversy surrounding the retirement of Mr Idris as there were speculations that President Buhari might extend his tenure.