President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night reportedly directed the retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP) Adamu Mohammed to hand over.
Naija News reports that Adamu who attained the mandatory 35 years of service was supposed to have stepped down on Monday.
This online newspaper reported that Adamu was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on Tuesday to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura, Katsina State.
A source disclosed to The Nation that the IG was told of his fate after President Buhari’s arrival.
“The IGP has been asked by the President to handover,” the top source stated.
“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.”
There were speculations on Tuesday that AIG Zanna Ibrahim might be appointed IGP.
Attempts to speak with Zanna on Tuesday were unsuccessful.
When contacted, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said: “I don’t have any information yet on that (new IGP).”