Police council confirms Adamu as IGP

The Police Council has confirmed Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari met at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday with state governors in attendance.

His confirmation followed a recommendation by the president to the council.

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, who briefed State House correspondents on behalf of the Police Council, said Adamu was confirmed by a unanimous decision of the Council members after attesting to his professionalism and experience.

He expressed that the Council’s confidence that Adamu would tackle the current internal security challenges like banditry, armed robbery, and kidnapping even as he muted his quick response to some of the problems.

Also speaking, Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, spoke glowingly about the new IGP, saying that he was deserving of his new appointment.

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On his part, the IGP told correspondents that he would re-organize the Police Force for efficiency and effectiveness to face the security challenges in the country.

He said: “What it means for us that we have been given a huge task to make sure that we provide security within the country and make the country crime-free, which means that we have re-doubled our efforts.

“Whatever strategy we have put in place, we have to look at it, and re-strategize day in, day out to make sure that the insecurity in the country goes down to the barest minimum. We have to look at our strategy and re-strategize and also look at our personnel to re-organize the way our system is structured, identify the right personnel in the right places to have them do the job.

“So, it requires re-strategizing for us to be able to dig deep into what is happening in the North West so as to deal with the situation squarely.

Adamu noted that he was sure that the security agencies within the country were capable of dealing with the situation, adding that “what we need to do is just to re-strategize and then face the criminals squarely.”

Adamu was appointed as acting IGP on 15th January 2019 to succeed Ibrahim Idris who retired after the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.

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