President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night reportedly asked the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to hand over.
The Nation reported that Adamu who completed his 35 years service on Monday, February 1, was expected to have handed over to the most senior officer at the close of work on Monday, but he did not, fueling the feeling that he might be granted an extension of service.
However, the police chief who was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura on Tuesday, February 2, was reportedly told of his fate after the President’s arrival.
A top source told the publication;
“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.
“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.”
It was also reported that speculation of AIG Zanna Ibrahim being appointed as IGP, led to jubilation at the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.
A lecturer at the academy said;
“He is an egghead, we have been jubilating since we heard of the likely choice.
“We have not seen him but his personal assistant came to his office this evening to clear a few things from his desk.”