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Cries Over Maginalisation As Buhari appoints Kpotum Idris Acting IGP

police IG IdrisDivergent views are on with the appointment of relatively young ,junior officer from North as police IG designate…some think it does not matter where he comes from others disagree..

What has tribalism has got to do with performance and efficiency? Mind you majority of those complaining of marginalisation during GEJ rule were the PDP factions in the South West.We should stopped being tribal… the most important things is if they can deliver on their promises and create value…

This is really Sad for the Country. President from the North, Speaker from the North, Senate president from the North, Army Chief from the North, Controller of customs from the North, Attorney General from the North, Immigration chief from the North, IGP now again from the North……..etc. What is going on?…What happened to federal character in appointments.?.

Buhari is He is creating more enemies for himself and the country. He is deliberately dividing the country. I kick against this appointment because already there is agitation and complaint all over the country of marginalisation.

I don’t why Pmb seems to want problems for himself and the country with his lopsidness tribal appointments why not balance it 3_3 instead of 4_2 chief of army staff north, chief of air staff north DG SS north, and Igp north while the south only have CDs and chief of Naval staff it bad for the peaceful coexistence of the country.. He is feeding and comfirming the negative perception other ethnic groups have for him..These are the thinking of some from southern Nigeria on the need for Buhari to balance appointments based on federal character.

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, as Acting Inspector-General of Police.

He replaces Solomon Arase, who retired yesterday after reaching the mandatory 60 years of age. Arase was appointed IG in April 2015.

President spokesman Femi Adesina announced the appointment.

The acting Inspector-General, who hails from Kutigi, Lavun, Niger state, was born on Jan. 15, 1959.

Idris joined the Police in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.He also holds a degree in Law from the University of Maiduguri.

Idris has served in various commands and formations, working in the Police Mobile Force for 17 years as Unit Commander, Squadron Commander, and Commandant.

He served as Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa and Kano states and was also the Commissioner of Police in charge of Police Mobile Force at the Force Headquarters.

He was also at the United Nations Mission in Liberia and East Timor and was awarded “Medal of Merit” by the President of the Republic of East Timor in recognition of his service.

Idris, who was in charge of Operations at the Force Headquarters before his appointment, will act in that capacity pending his confirmation.

Arase spoke to reporters at the Villa on his successor. He said: “I want to formally introduce my successor, AIG Idris Kpotum, he is going to be in acting capacity until the Police Council confirms.

“I want to seize this opportunity to thank Nigerians for the cooperation given me ýwhile I served as Inspector General of Police.  By extension, I want to also appeal to you to give the same support that you gave to me to my successor.

“He is a younger man. So, I am sure he will be abreast with the contemporary policing issues.”

The Acting IGP said: “Honestly by collective leadership, the Nigerian police is going to be governed by internationally recognised core values of policing ýeverywhere in the world, that is the issue of integrity and accountability, issue of respect for diversity, issue of compassion, issues of ensuring that our streets, our neighbourhoods, our communities remain safe.

He promised that his tenure will ensure that the best service is provided for the country.

Some officers who came with them to the Presidential Villa were jubilating that the state was producing the IGP for the first time.

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