President Buhari is expected back in the country on Thursday (today) from London, after having had commenced a 10-day holiday.President Buhari would during the visit to the United Kingdom, see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a persistent ear infection. The 10-day holiday ended on Wednesday and the President is expected to return to Abuja today, June 16.
Buhari had, before leaving the country, written to the National Assembly to inform the federal lawmakers of his medical trip. He had indicated in the letter that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo would perform the duties of the President while he would be away.
accordly to report, President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the replacement of the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase less than a week to the end of his tenure. The acting IGP will be 60 years old on June 21, Tuesday, the obligatory age of retirement from service. Today reports that highly placed sources said President Buhari is under pressure from about three different interests, who are pushing forward their choices.
According to the source, Buhari seeks a very competent successor to Arase who, many consider, would have achieved a lot, at the end of his tenure. He said: “It is true that there are about three interests making separate cases for their preferred choices, who have showed good operational capabilities to lead the NPF. “Out of the groups, one is pushing for the appointment of a very competent CP, while the other two are making cases for two AIGs. “But, I think the president knows what he wants, and as an upright, disciplined and firm man, he will get the best.” One of the DIGs was reportedly being considered.
IGP Arase, who is the 18th indigenous IGP from the Edo state, was born on June 21, 1956. He got recruited into the Nigeria Police in December 1981, after receiving a degree in political science from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state, in 1980. Until his appointment as IGP, he was the deputy inspector general of police in charge of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Department.