Mohammed Adamu was on Thursday confirmed as the Inspector-General of Police by the Police Council headed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi who happens to be a member of the council stated this while speaking with the State House correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that President Buhari had appointed Adamu as acting IGP on January 15 after the retirement of Ibrahim Idris from service.
“The Council looked at the records of the acting Inspector-General of Police, who has been on the saddle now since Jan. 15, 2019.”
“A cross section of members of the council were very clear that given his passion and commitment, professionalism and his extensive experience locally and internationally, his acting inspector-general of police was approved.”
“And, it has been confirmed (to) permanent appointment by the Police Council in accordance with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,”.
He stated that the many members of the council gave testimonies in the favour of the IGP.
Governor Fayemi also stated that the council also identified challenged that the IGP would face in this time that the country is facing a high level of insecurity.
He stated that the council acknowledged that government at all levels must address the root causes of crimes with a view to checking criminal behaviours in the society.
“We will have to do a little more because many of these challenges are socio-economic in nature and need to look at the sociological underpinning of crime.”
“It is not just being tough on crime but also being tough on causes of crime by addressing these causes most fundamentally.”
“Council acknowledged that we will give the IGP the support that he deserves. Already, at the state level, many of you are aware that state governors are supporting the police in many ways and we are not tired of doing that,”.
He further stated that the council commended the IGP for introducing community policing as a stop-gap in addressing “the gap that exists between citizens and the security agencies.”