Presidency Reveal Fate Of Igbo Man Becoming The IGP
The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to decide who will succeed Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
After last week’s appointment of new service chiefs, calls were made for the president to appoint someone from the south-east as Adamu’s successor without any of them being from the region.
On Monday, on the Sunrise Daily program of Channels Television, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the appointment would be based on the ability to secure lives and property in the country, not by ethnicity.
On Monday, having reached the mandatory retirement age, Adamu is expected to leave the office.
I have not spoken to the president, but if I read his mind correctly, the president would prefer to have an inspector-general of the police who would make you and me safer, who would protect lives and property,” Mr Shehu said, “than one who is more marked by his tribal marks.
He said the president would decide the fate of Adamu when he returns later this week from Daura, Katsina State, to Aso Villa.
“If we say we’re going to use ethnicity or religion as the basis, then we’ve lost it,” the presidential spokesman added. This is about law and order and not about ethnic identity.
Look at what happened, two from the south, two from the north, with the service chiefs appointed now. If religion is what you’re talking about, two Muslims, two Christians.