Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the country’s police chief, Mohammed Adamu by three months.
Mohammad Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, announced the tenure extension of the Inspector General of Police on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu was due for retirement from the Force on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, after spending the maximum 35 years required in civil service.
The extension, Dingyadi said, was imperative for proper selection of a successor.
Many had waited for the president to name a new police chief and there has been speculation on a possible replacement.
But the presidency which had earlier said there won’t be a vacuum at the police headquarters did not give reasons for the extension of Adamu’s term in office by another three months beyond stating that it would allow for a proper selection of the new IGP.
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