President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, disclosed the extension to the State House correspondents at the presidential villa, Abuja.
According to him, the extension is necessary to give room for the proper selection of a successor.
He said: “Mr. President has decided that the present IGP, Mohammed Adamu, will continue to serve as the IG for the next three months, to allow for a robust and efficient process of appointing a new IG.
“This is not unconnected to the desire of Mr. President to, not only have a smooth handover but to also ensure that the right officer is appointed into that position.
“Mr. President is extending by three months to allow him to get into the process of allowing a new one,” he said.