The Police Council, headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Adamu, as Inspector-General of Police.
This was disclosed by the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is also a member of the Council.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, Fayemi said: “The Council looked at the records of the acting Inspector-General of Police, who has been on the saddle now since Jan. 15, 2019.
“A cross section of members of Council were very clear that given his passion and commitment, professionalism and his extensive experience locally and internationally, his confirmation as Inspector-General of police should be approved.
“And, it has been confirmed (to) permanent appointment by the Police Council in accordance with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’’
According to the governor, members of the Police Council testified in favour of the IGP.
He said the Council also identified with the enormous responsibilities that the IGP would have to deal with given the daunting security challenges across the country.
He said government at all levels must address the root causes of crime in their domain with a view to checking criminal behaviours in the society.
“We will have to do a little more because many of these challenges are socio-economic in nature and need to look at the sociological underpinning of crime.
“It is not just being tough on crime but also being tough on causes of crime by addressing these causes most fundamentally.
“Council acknowledged that we will give the IGP the support that he deserves. Already, at the state level, many of you are aware that State governors are supporting the police in many ways and we are not tired of doing that,’’ he added.