In order to correct the rumours making rounds on the internet, concerning the extension of the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who is supposed to have retired according to the statutory mandatory retirement age, but received an extension from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The Nigeria Police Force has said that the tenure extension of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was not paid for, but was permitted by the president, to give room for the proper selection of a successor. This was disclosed in a statement made by the Minister of Police Affairs.
The statement by the NPF is however, to correct the rumouring impression that the tenure extension was purchased by the IGP for N2bn.
“The Police High Command has described as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libellous, the publication dated February 07, 2021, which alleged that the IGP paid over 2 Billion Naira for the tenure extension,” the statement said.
“The Force wishes to state categorically that the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President and was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication.
“The insinuations that the IGP did not “celebrate” his extension smacks of ignorance and a pathetic misplacement of priority.