Police IGP Will Not Retire In March When His Tenure Is Scheduled To End
Federal Government has confirmed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, will not retire in March 2023, as expected.
Police Affairs Minister, Mohammed Dingiyadi gave this indication, while answering questions from the state house correspondents, after the weekily meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, FCT, Abuja.
The police chief, who was confirmed as substantive Inspector General of Police in June 2021, by the Police Service Commission, was expected to retire March 1, this year, after attaining the age of sixty.
But the minister told the state house correspondents that the IGP’S appointment letter extended his tenure in office, in accordance with the Police Act 2020.
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Lately, there have been speculations about what was considered the impending retirement of the IGP, three deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs), many assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs), commissioners of police (CPs) and 290 other policemen in the first quarter of 2023 especially in the middle of the general elections.
The minister, who was responding to inquiries from State House correspondents on Wednesday, said that the IGP was appointed for a four-year tenure.
The minister also said that the President has given him a letter to that effect which forecloses the speculations that the IGP would retire during the period of the elections.
He also said the high level of corruption that the policemen are noted for has drastically reduced.
The minister said this followed the feedback from the public, random survey and observation in market places other locations.