Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Police Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Thursday, May 23rd.
The chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith and governors of the 36 states were part of the meeting.
Adamu took over the force on January 15, 2019, succeeding Ibrahim Idris.
Until his appointment by President Buhari, Adamu was an assistant inspector-general of the police serving at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau state.
JUST IN: The Police Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari today, confirmed Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP). pic.twitter.com/5nPDC4CnEY
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 23, 2019
According to section 27 and 28 of third schedule of the 1999 constitution, the Nigeria police council comprise “(a) the President who shall be the Chairman; (b) the Governor of each State of the Federation; (c) the Chairman of the Police Service Commission; and (d) the Inspector-General of Police.
“The functions of the Nigeria Police Council shall include – (a) the organisation and administration of the Nigeria Police Force and all other matters relating thereto (not being matters relating to the use and operational control of the Force or the appointment, disciplinary control and dismissal of members of the Force);
“ (b) the general supervision of the Nigeria Police Force; and
“(c) advising the President on the appointment of the Inspector General of Police. “