At Police Council meeting today, President Jonathan confirms Suleiman Abba as substantive Inspector General of Police, says Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati Tuesday.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, July 31, had named Suleiman Abba, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, as the acting Inspector-General of Police.
AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector General of Police and 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.
Positions previously held by him in the Police include Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command; Deputy Force Secretary, and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.