President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector General of police.
The confirmation was announced at the police council meeting presided over by the president..
Musiliu Smith, chairman of the police service commission, and governors of the 36 states were part of the meeting.
Adamu, who succeeded Ibrahim Idris, took over the force in the acting capacity on January 15, 2019.
Until his appointment by the President, Adamu was an assistant inspector-general of the police serving at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau state.
According to section 27 and 28 of third schedule of the 1999 constitution, the Nigeria police council comprise “(a) the President who shall be the Chairman; (b) the Governor of each State of the Federation; (c) the Chairman of the Police Service Commission; and (d) the Inspector-General of Police.
“(b) The general supervision of the Nigeria Police Force; and
“(c) Advising the President on the appointment of the Inspector General of Police“