Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, has said that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, has extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police for three months.
The minister, who disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said that the extension was necessary to give room for the proper selection of a successor.
Meanwhile Buhari has nominated all the former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
They are Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd), former chief of defence staff; Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), ex army chief, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd),
Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd) was also included.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Thursday titled “President Buhari nominates Olonisakin, Buratai, Ibas, Abubakar, Usman as non-career ambassadors.
Adesina said their names have been sent to the Senate for confirmation.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.
“In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: ‘In accordance with Section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed five (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.’
“The President urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.”