Buhari Extends IGP’s Tenure
Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria
President Buhari has extended the tenure of the inspector general of police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi announced this to State House Correspondents after the first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of 2023.
He stated that the police boss would not be retiring midway into the general elections, stressing that he has already gotten a letter of extension.
Dingyad explained that the Police Act 2020 has changed the rules for an IGP’s retirement, adding that the new law makes the tenure of the Police boss a four-year period.
“Let me say that by the provision of the Police Act 2020, the IG is now supposed to have a kind of four-year period and Mr. President has already given him a letter of appointment in that regard. I don’t know where you got your record. So the issue
of IG going out during this election period does not arise, ” the Minister said
He also stated that the FEC approved the draft bill for an Act to establish Nigeria Police Institutions, which he said is to provide legal framework to the existing training institutions across the country and not to build new ones
The level of corruption within the Nigeria Police he said has drastically reduced.
President Buhari appointed the then DIG Baba as the acting Inspector General of Police on April 6, 2021.
The Police Council confirmed him as the substantive Inspector General of Police on June 2021.