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Buhari urged to appoint new IGP in line with police act

President Muhammadu Buhari during a virtual Commissioning of integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) held at the Council Chambers State House Abuja. Photo: SUNDAY AGHAEZE. DEC 22 2020

An Abuja based legal practitioner, Barrister Silas Joseph Onu, has said that with the Tuesday’s announcement of new Service Chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari should complete the circle with a new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) appointed in accordance with the Police Act, 2020.

The tenure of the current IGP, Abubakar Adamu expires on February 1, this year.

Barrister Onu specifically appealed to President Buhari to rise above expectation and sustain the reform that he has begun by keeping faith with the provisions of the Police Act, 2020.

The legal practitioner declared that Nigeria needs a fresh hope, especially with the myriads of insecurity.

Barrister Onu pointed out that the game of lobbying for a job that will require the protection of lives and properties of over 200 million Nigerians is not one to be politicized or lobbied for.

“It is now very clear that the present Inspector-General of Police (IGP) is set to bow out of the Force on 1st February, 2021, in line with the provision of Section 18 (8) of the Police Act, 2020.

“So, when promoters begin to spin qualification by ascribing the rank of an Assistant Inspector-General of Police to a person simply because he is holding an office meant for an Assistant Inspector-General, in an acting capacity, it becomes obvious that there is a sinister motive, especially, when there are other qualified senior officers,” he said.