President Goodluck Jonathan on has named an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police.
Suleiman Abba, who until his appointment was the AIG in charge of Zone 7, takes over from Muhammed Abubakar, who proceeded on statutory retirement on Thursday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, who confirmed the change of guard in the police top echelons in a statement, said Abba’s appointment would take effect from today.
The former IG had led Abba to a private meeting with the President shortly before his appointment was made public.
After the meeting, Muhammed Abubakar thanked Nigerians for their support.
He described the position of an IG as challenging but said the experience was worthwhile.
He said as somebody who had been in the police for quite some time and very experienced, he expected his successor to take the police to the next level.