Mohammed Adamu, the current Inspector General of Police is expected to leave office today, Monday as he attains the mandatory retirement age but the Presidency is silent on the announcement of a new IGP.

Speaking on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily, Garba Shehu, President Mohammadu Buhari's spokesman said he is unaware of when the announcement of a new IGP would be made, adding that the system will take care of itself.

“I don’t know when he will do this. One thing I can assure you is that in places sensitive like that, there is no vacuum that will subsist, so therefore the system will take care of itself.”

He also noted that ethnicity would not be used as criteria rather the appointment of a new IGP will be based on who can best protect lives and property across the country.

“If we say we are going to use ethnicity or region as the basis, then we have lost it. This is about law and order, it is not about ethnic identity. This country finished with tribalism in the 1960s, why are we back to it now?... The President will rather have an Inspector-General of Police who will make you and I safer, protect life and property than one who is more pronounced by his tribal marks,” Garba Shehu said.


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