BREAKING: President Buhari Presides over Police Council Meeting

BREAKING: President Buhari Presides over Police Council Meeting

- Security is President Muhammadu Buhari's top priority at a time when criminality is rife across Nigeria

- That is why the president on Friday, June 4, convened and presided over a police council meeting in Abuja

- The meeting was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinba, SGF Boss Mustapha, Buhari's chief of staff, Gambari Ibrahim, and some ministers

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President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be presiding over the Police Council meeting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Among the top government officials in attendance are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Kayode Fayemi, the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, The Nation reports.

BREAKING: President Buhari presides over Police council meeting
The meeting is expected to confirm Usman Baba as the IGP (Photo: @MBuhari)
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Others include the chief of Staff to Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari; the minister of police affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, the minister of interior affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammed Bello, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba, Daily Nigerian also reported.

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Buhari speaks on steps taken to appoint IGP Baba

Earlier, Upon his return from the United Kingdom on Thursday, April 15, President Muhammadu Buhari revealed what procedures he took before appointing Baba.

First, President Buhari disclosed that IGP Baba had been a part of the system all along before his latest elevation to become the police boss, adding that the new appointee went through all the necessary series of training.

The president noted that a committee was formed by the ministry of police affairs that submitted a list of names from which Baba was chosen.

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The Nigerian leader said:

“Well, we went through the system. There was a committee by the Minister of Police Affairs. They gave me some names and he happened to be the one chosen."

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Before this, Buhari had approved Baba as the acting IGP with immediate effect. Dangyadi announced this on Tuesday, April 6, while briefing journalists.

His appointment was subject to the approval of the council of state meeting expected to be convened soon.


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