Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed said there will be no cause for alarm if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to extend the tenure of current inspector-general of police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris.
Buhari appointed Idris on 21 March 2016. He replaced Solomon Arase, who retired from the Nigeria Police Force on 21 June 2016 after reaching statutory age of 60 years.
“In the first instance, it is the prerogative of Mr President to extend or not to extend the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police or any service chief. That prerogative cannot be taken from Mr President on the altar of paranoia by some people,” Mohammed said.
According to guidelines in the Nigeria Police Service Commission, an IGP is entitled to a pre-retirement leave before clocking age 60. Read more