Buhari orders IG Adamu to hand over




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There were strong indications Tuesday night that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Adamu to hand over.

Adamu completed his 35 years service .

He was expected to have handed over to the most senior at the close of work , but he did not, fueling the feeling that he might be granted an extension of service.

Tuesday, Adamu was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura.

It was learnt that the IG was told of his fate after President Buhari’s arrival.


A source said: “The IGP has been asked by the President to handover.

“Adamu was waiting for the directive. He would have left but it be discourteous to have exited without a clear-cut directive from the President and Commander-In-.

“He may likely handover to the most senior deputy . I am aware Adamu was yesterday putting finishing touches to his handover note.”

There were speculations on Tuesday that AIG Zanna Ibrahim might be IGP.

It was learnt that 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 this evening to clear a few things from his desk, “a said.

Attempts to speak Zanna on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, simply said: “I don’t have any information yet on that (new IGP),” when contacted.

The Nation