President Buhari names Idris acting IGP as Solomon Arase bow out for Retirement

Solomo Arase, President Buhari, Ibrahim Idris
Solomo Arase, President Buhari, Ibrahim Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, as the acting Inspector-General of Police.

The appointment was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Idris succeeds Solomon Arase who proceeds on retirement after attaining the retirement age of 60 years.

Until his appointment yesterday, Idris from Niger State was an Assistant Inspector-General, (AIG) in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Abuja and before then, the Police Commissioner in Nasarawa and Kano State Police Commands in the last two years.

The Acting Inspector-General, who hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State, was born on 15th of January 1959, and was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture. He also holdsa degree in Law from the University of Maiduguri.
AIG Idris has served in various commands and formations in the Nigerian Police Force, working in the Police Mobile Force for 17 years as Unit Commander, Squadron Commander, and Commandant. He served as Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa and Kano States and was also the Commissioner of Police in charge of Police Mobile Force at the Force Headquarters.

Idris succeeds Mr. Solomon Arase, who retired yesterday having clocked 60 years of age.
Until his appointment yesterday, Idris from Niger State was an Assistant Inspector-General, (AIG) in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Abuja and before then, the Police Commissioner in Nasarawa and Kano State Police Commands in the last two years.

The new police helmsman was escorted to the Presidential Villa by the out-going IGP, at about 2.20 pm, in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number, NPF 03-34.
Arase later introduced his successor to State House correspondents after emerging from a private meeting with Buhari at about 3 pm.

Idris’ appointment would be confirmed by the Police Service Commission and subsequently ratified by the Council of State.

Arase thanked Nigerians for the cooperation given him while he served as Inspector General of Police, adding: “By extention I want to also appeal to you to give the same support that you gave to me to my successor. He is a younger man so I am sure he will be abreast with contemporary policing issues.”

Accordly to Punch, the Police Service Commission will in the coming weeks appoint six new Deputy Inspectors- General of Police as the current members of the Police Management Team are expected to retire along with Arase.

The  DIGs include  Dan-Azumi Job Doma, DIG in charge Finance and Administration (A) department, DIG Sotonye Wakama, DIG in charge Operations (B) department, DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe, DIG in charge Logistics and Supplies (C) department.

Others are  Kakwa Christopher Katso, DIG in charge, Force Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department,  Olawale Adeniji, DIG Research and Planning. The DIG in charge ICT, Cynthia Amaju Onu, retired from service on June 17,2016.

Source:Punch

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