President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the actual reasons for not changing his service chiefs, including the IG of Police.
The much discussed and circulated issue concerning the retirement of Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police has gotten a positive boost since President Mohammadu Buhari promised to act on the issue accordingly.
It has been discovered also that, President Buhari took responsibility for not changing his military and security chiefs since 2015.
According to a reliable source the president came under criticisms in recent days over his inaction on the police IG’s retirement despite his perceived inefficiency.
According to public service laws, the occupant of the office of the Inspector-General of Police is to retire after spending the mandatory 35 years in service or attaining 60 years of age.
The IG of Police Mr. Idris, is expected to retire from service after clocking 60 on January 15.
On Monday, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), a group of opposition political parties, threatened a mass protest on January 15, if Mr Idris is not retired.
In reaction to this and other calls for action, Mr Buhari said he was not “afraid” of the police boss, and that he would take action.
“I saw on the television, somebody has given me last warning to…I have accepted responsibility, I don’t think I am afraid of him and I don’t think I have organised roadblocks and got collections from it to say that I will lose some part of my revenue from him,” he said jokingly.
“I will take action,” he added.