End Of Tenure: Buhari Reportedly Orders IGP, Mohammed Adamu To Hand Over
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday night reportedly asked the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to hand over following the end of his two-year tenure on Monday.
He was appointed by President Buhari January 15, 2019 replacing Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (rtd) of Niger State.
According to TheNation, Adamu who completed his 35-year service in the force on Monday February 1, was expected to have handed over to the most senior officer at the close of work on Monday, but he did not, fuelling speculations that he might be granted an extension of service.
However, the police chief who was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura on Tuesday February 2, was reportedly told of his fate after the President’s arrival.
A top source told the publication;
The IGP has been asked by the President to handover. Adamu was waiting for the presidential directive. He would have left on Monday but it will be discourteous to have exited without a clear-cut directive from the President and Commander-In-Chief.
He may likely handover to the most senior deputy inspector-general of Police. I am aware Adamu was yesterday putting finishing touches to his handover note.
There are also speculation that AIG Zanna Ibrahim may be appointed as IGP, and this has reportedly led to jubilation at Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.
A lecturer at the academy said;
He is an egghead, we have been jubilating since we heard of the likely choice. We have not seen him but his personal assistant came to his office this evening to clear a few things from his desk.