President Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday afternoon, February 4. According to him, the extension was necessary so as to give time for the proper selection of a successor to replace Adamu. Adamu’s tenure expired on Monday, February 1.
Nigerians expected the president to inaugurate the next person in line for the post and pay Adamu’s pension in due time, but the presidential media team has announced that his tenure had been extended.
This is contrary to the new police bill, as it states that every IGP upon expiration of their tenure should vacate the seat.
The Senior Advocates of Nigeria have described this act by the president as illegal because it is not in line with the laid down constitution.
Buhari, who swore to uphold all laws and constitution has broken this one that’s very paramount to Nigerians.
They express their displeasure and disappointment in the government for not preparing in time to swear in another Inspector General of Police.
Some have speculated that the reason for this extension is because the next in line to be sworn in is from the Niger Delta, and the president wants his fellow clansman in that position.