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IGP’s tenure not extended —Minister


IGP’s tenure not extended  —Minister 

Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, has said that contrary to some reports in the media, the federal government has not extended the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Mr Usman Baba, adding that he was appointed for a single tenure of four years.

Mr Ošaigbovo Ehisienmen, the Press Secretary to the minister, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja said the clarification followed reports in some sections of the media alleging that the I-G’s tenure had been extended.

He explained that the I-G was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 6, 2021 and was confirmed by the Nigeria Police Council headed by the President in June, 2021 for a single tenure of four years.

“The appointment and confirmation were done as provided for, in Section 7 (3), and Section 7 (6) of the Police Act 2020, which amongst others states, “that the person appointed to the office of the I-G shall hold office for four years.

“These provisions of the 2020 amended Police Acts should not be misconstrued for tenure extension as erroneously reported in some sections of the media,” he said.

Dingyadi added that the explanation was necessitated by the media misrepresentation of his response on the I-G‘s tenure following an an engagement with State House Correspondents on Wednesday.



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