President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the tenure of IGP Mohammed Adamu was extended to “allow for a robust and efficient process of appointing a new IGP”.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that Buhari extended the tenure of the IGP that officially expired last Monday following his retirement by three months.
Addressing State House correspondents on Thursday, Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, said the decision of Buhari is unconnected to his desire to have a smooth handover.
The Minister 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 IGP.
“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.”
When reminded that the situation has caused a lacuna in the system, the Minister said, “There is no lacuna. Mr President can decide to extend his tenure for three months.”