The outgone Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who recently retired from the Nigeria Police Force said he was grateful he reached the peak of his career after his 35 year mandatory years in service.
Idris, while addressing the state house correspondents, said that he did all in his power to lead the force to the right direction of service and sacrifice to Nigerians.
“I want to inform Nigerians that today I am 60 years and I think I have reached the pinnacle of my career. So, I am going to handover to my successor. He is an officer I know very well. We worked together in the past. I wish him success.
“The advice I will give is that just like in our time, he should try to go round the country and adopt measures to ensure that the Nigerian police force gives maximum protection to lives and property.”
”The challenges are in the area of recruitment. I am sure you are aware that the government has just given us approval to recruit more people yearly, by the grace of God by this year the number of police officers is going to increase considerably.”
“We are adequately prepared for the elections. We have carried out a lot of elections in this country and I think you will agree with me that the Nigeria police force tried in these elections.
“I am assuring Nigerians that the Nigeria police force will do their best.”
“There were reports on the attempts to extend his tenure but this was resisted by opposition parties and civil society groups.