At the completion of his 35 years in office as Police Officer, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Inspector-General Of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu to hand over his resignation letter.
The resignation was beginning to spark controversy as IGP Adamu was expected to drop the letter 1st of February (Monday), marking his 35th year in service.
Adamu’s failure to resign on Monday generated rumour that President Buhari may extend his service.
Adamu was however at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to Daura, his ancestral home.
According to a reliable source, President Buhari ordered Adamu’s resignation immediately on his return: “Adamu was waiting for the presidential directive. He would have left on Monday but it will be discourteous to have exited without a clear-cut directive from the President and Commander-In-Chief.
“He may likely handover to the most senior deputy inspector-general of Police. I am aware Adamu was yesterday putting finishing touches to his handover note.”
There were speculations on Tuesday that AIG Zanna Ibrahim might be appointed IGP. According to a source, there was jubilation at the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, Tuesday by some officials of the college. “He is an egghead, we have been jubilating since we heard of the likely choice.
“We have not seen him but his personal assistant came to his office this evening to clear a few things from his desk,” a lecturer said.