President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, in his capacity as chairman,
the Nigeria Police Council has confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The confirmation was announced after the meeting of the council held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu was appointed on January 15, 2019, in an acting capacity at the expiration of the tenure of the former IGP Ibrahim Idris, who retired at the age of 60 years.
Speaking to State House correspondents after his confirmation, IGP promised to re-organize the Police Force for efficiency and effectiveness in order to face squarely issues of banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and general insecurity across the country.
According to him, he had briefed the council on the security situation in the country and the efforts the force was making in addressing the situation, adding that he was ready to confront the situation headlong.
He said that after he made presentations on the strategies he had put in place to address the security challenges in the country to the council, he was confirmed as the IGP.
He said, “I was ushered in and I briefed the council on the security situation in the country and the efforts we are putting in place or have put in place to address the security challenges. After the presentation, I was confirmed as the IGP.”
IGP Adamu said that his confirmation by the Police Council was a huge task to the entire force to put in more energy in helping to address the security situation in the country.
According to him, “What it means for us is that we have been given a huge task to make sure that we provide security within the country and make the country crime-free, which means that we have to re-double our efforts.
“Whatever strategy we have put in place, we have to look at it, and re-strategize day in, day out to make sure that the insecurity in the country goes down to the barest minimum.
“We have to look at our strategy and re-strategize and also look at our personnel to re-organize the way our system is structured, identify the right personnel in the right places to have them do the job. So, it requires re-strategizing for us to be able to dig deep into what is happening in the North West so as to deal with the situation squarely.