* Mr Ibrahim Idris has been confirmed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP)
* Six national commissioners have been appointed for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Nigeria’s council of state and the police council have unanimously confirmed the appointment of Mr Ibrahim Idris as the Inspector General of Police.
Besides, the council appointed six national commissioners from the six-geopolitical zones of the country for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The appointments were made public by Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday in Abuja.
New officials include:
— Mohammed Haruna (north-central),
— Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Tijani Muazu (rtd) from northeast,
— Abubakar Nauche (northwest),
— Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu (southeast),
— May Agbamuche Mbu (south-south),
— Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ademola (southwest).
The council have also approved five new commissioners for the National Population Commission (NPC).
They are Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji from Oyo State, Mr Patricia Inyanya from Benue State, Mr Benedict Ikpong from Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Haliru Bala from Kebbi State and Gloria Izonfo from Bayelsa State.
This is the second meeting of the council of state presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at presidential villa.
It was attended by Chief Ernest Shonekan, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and General Abdulsalami Abubakar as well as five former Chief Justices of the Federation, state governors and some deputy governors.
There were reports of a mild drama that occurred at the meeting when photographers and cameramen ‘abandoned’ President Buhari for his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan
Recall that President Buhari had approved the appointment of the police chief as acting IGP on June 21 to succeed Mr Solomon Arase who retired from service.