President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday named an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police.
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 appointment in a statement, said Abba’s appointment would take effect from Friday (today).
The statement read, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the acting Inspector-General of Police.
“AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service.
“The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.