As the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris retires today, having clocked the mandatory 60 years, the presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State as a possible replacement.
Idris, who clocks 60 years on Jan. 15 paid “a bye-bye visit’’ to President Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to reports, Idris is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years in service or 60 years of age.
A source close to the presidency said that one of those shortlisted is AIG Adamu Mohammed and he may become the next Inspector General of Police if he gets the nod of the president and the legislature.
The source said, “Yes, the IGP Ibrahim Idris is retiring tomorrow and possibly an acting Inspector-General maybe named very soon.
“But I will advise that you wait for official statement to that effect,’’ the source maintained.
IGP Idris, who was appointed by President Buhari on June 21, 2016, replaced Solomon Arase, who retired from the police force on same day.
Idris enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.