Appointment of next IGP won’t be based on ethnicity — Presidency


The Presidency has said the appointment of the next Inspector-General of Police will not be based on ethnic considerations.


The current Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is expected to leave office today, Monday, as he attains the retirement age and there have been speculations on the tribe of the person to replace the IGP.

Speaking at Channel Television’s Sunrise Daily show, the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said, on Monday, it would be impracticable for top security appointment to be made based on ethnic or regional factors.He noted that if such factors were to be considered, there would be over 250 service chiefs. 

Shehu also said the security agencies have ways of producing their leaders. The spokesman added that the appointment will be based on who can best help to protect lives and property across the country.

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