President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday extended the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, by three months.
With the development, Adamu will continue his duty as the nation’s police chief despite the completion of his tenure.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, made the disclosure while briefing reporters at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
According to Dingyadi, the decision to extend the tenure of the IGP was to give the Federal Government ample time to select the appropriate person to succeed him.
The minister also decorated some newly-promoted officers elsewhere at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa, and the Force Education Officer, Rabi Umar, were decorated with the rank of Commissioner of Police.
Also decorated were ACP Adegbite Tunde Titus, ACP Chinonyerem Welle, and DSP Aderoju Olagunju, amongst others.
Adamu was appointed IGP in 2019 and his tenure expired on Monday.