Inspector general of police in danger of losing Job
The Nigerian Inspector general of police in danger of losing Job over a lot of uncertainty in the contract situation between the IG of police and the federal government of Nigeria
There have been rumblings in the police council camp with indications that the inspector general of police might be let go
It is unclear if the the current IG will get a contract extension but unconfirmed have been received hinting the opposite
The council which the president chairs, alongside the 36 governors and chairman police service commission
Adamu, who is the 20th indigenous police boss, retires next month when he will clock 35 years of service
He has launched a vigorous lobby for tenure extension to enable him to conclude certain reforms in the police but it is still unknown if his bid to secure further tenure was granted.
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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had recently extended the tenure of the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, and the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Muhammadu Gana.
Buhari has been under fire for extending the tenure of the Chiefs of Defence Staff, Army Staff, Naval Staff and Air Force.
The race for the Inspector general of police successor has begun with some state governors, influential politicians and traditional rulers rooting for their Candidates.
About 20 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police are eligible for appointment as the next IG.
“The police council always meets confidentially to decide the next IG but a lot of people are already pushing for their candidates; the pressure is high but it is the President’s prerogative to select the next IG
“We have about 20 AIGs but most of them do not qualify under the new Police Act, which stipulates that a candidate for the office of the IG must have at least five years of service.
“We know that AIG Moses Jitiboh (former Chief Personal Security Officer to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan) still has over five years, Apart from him, about four other AIGs from the North also have good chances of being appointed.”
The IG recently nominated Jitiboh for promotion to DIG in a move to bypass the most eligible AIG who is sick
The Commissioner representing the media on the PSC board, Mr Austin Braimoh, said the commission was not involved in the appointment of the IG, noting that this remained the prerogative of the police council.
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