Alhaji Mohammed Adamu was Thursday confirmed substantive Inspector General of Police after an hour’s closed door meeting of the Nigeria Police Council at the State House, Abuja.
The meeting started by 3:01pm and ended few minutes after 4pm with all 36 governors and chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musliu Smith in attendance.
Adamu was appointed as acting IG on the 15th January this year by President Buhari. If his appointment is confirmed, he will be the 20th IGP of the country.
Nigeria Police Council, according to section 27 and 28 of third schedule of the 1999 constitution, “The Nigeria Police Council shall comprise the following members – (a) the President who shall be the Chairman; (b) the Governor of each State of the Federation; (c) the Chairman of the Police Service Commission; and (d) the Inspector-General of Police.
“28. The functions of the Nigeria Police Council shall include – (a) the organisation and administration of the Nigeria Police Force and all other matters relating thereto (not being matters relating to the use and operational control of the Force or the appointment, disciplinary control and dismissal of members of the Force);
“(b) the general supervision of the Nigeria Police Force; and
“(c) advising the President on the appointment of the Inspector General of Police”.