President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, to handover to his successor, a report has said.
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Adamu is said to have been at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to received Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day visit to Daura, his hometown.
The police chief clocked 35 years in service on Monday and is due for retirement. He is said to be expected to have handed over to the next most senior officer in the force but wanted to wait for Buhari’s directive before doing so.
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“The IGP has been asked by the President to handover.
“Adamu was waiting for the presidential directive. He would have left on Monday but it will be discourteous to have exited without a clear-cut directive from the President and Commander-In-Chief,” The Nation quoted a source to have said.
“He may likely handover to the most senior deputy inspector-general of Police. I am aware Adamu was yesterday putting finishing touches to his handover note.”
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An unconfirmed report have said Zanna Ibrahim, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, is in line to replace Adamu. It added that Ibrahim’s personal assistant has cleared some things from his desk at the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, reportedly in preparation for his new position in Abuja.