IGP Adamu is set to hand over after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered him to hand over, on Tuesday, February 2, the Nation reports.
The IGP who completed his 35 years of service on Monday February 1, was expected to have handed over to the most senior officer at the close of work on Monday, but he did not, fueling the feeling that he might be granted an extension of service.
It is reported that IGP Adamu was given the news of his handing over when he came to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura.
A top source told The Nation;
“The IGP has been asked by the President to handover.
“Adamu was waiting for the presidential directive. He would have left on Monday but it will be discourteous to have exited without a clear-cut directive from the President and Commander-In-Chief.
“He may likely handover to the most senior deputy inspector-general of Police. I am aware Adamu was yesterday putting finishing touches to his handover note.”
However, there are speculations that the appointment of AIG Zanna Ibrahim as new IGP, led to jubilation at the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.
A lecturer at the academy said;
“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 office this evening to clear a few things from his desk.”