President Buhari extends IGP Adamu’s tenure by 3-months, nominates Sadique, Olonisakin, Buratai as ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu by three months.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman.

The President has also nominated the just-retired service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate.

In a letter to the Senate on Thursday, Buhari wrote: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed five (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.”

The nominees are:

  1. Abayomi G. Olonisakin – retired general and former chief of defence staff;
  2. Tukur Y. Buratai – retired lt-gen and former chief of army staff;
  3. Ibok-Ete Ibas – retired vice-admiral  and former chief of naval staff;
  4. Sadique Abubakar – retired air marshal and former chief of air staff;
  5. Mohammed S. Usman  retired air vice-marshal and former chief of defence

Buhari urged the senate to give “expeditious consideration” to the nominations.

This is coming a week after the service chiefs resigned, then retired and replaced with new ones by Buhari.


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