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Four DIGs are ordered by the Police Commission to begin their mandatory retirement


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Four Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) have been directed by the Police Service Commission to proceed with their mandatory retirement.

Dan-Mallam Mohammed, Moses Ambakina Jitiboh, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, and Adeleke Adeyinka Bode are the impacted DIGs.

In a statement released on Monday, the commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, stated that the order was issued in the course of the commission’s constitutional authority under the Third Schedule, Part 1 M, paras. A&B of the 1999 Constitution, which was strengthened by Section 6 of the Commissions (Establishment) Act 2001.

“In the wake of the appointment of the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun on the 19th of June, 2023 by Mr. President, the Commission had expected in consonance with the revered tradition of discipline and regimented culture of the Nigeria Police Force that those DIGS who were seniors in rank prior to his elevation will voluntarily apply for retirement or elect to leave the Force,” the statement said in part.

The Commission decided to compulsorily retire them after waiting a sufficient amount of time without receiving any such application from any of them in order to uphold the Force’s core value of discipline and to deter status reversals, which are inherently hostile to the Inspector General’s exercise of authority.

Accordingly, it has been ordered that the previous DIGs immediately begin their mandatory retirement with effect from Friday, August 25, 2023.The Commission thanks them for their significant contributions to the stability and security of our nation and wishes them luck in their post-retirement endeavors.

The promotion of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to the rank of DIGs was also approved by the police commission.

The board of the commission must approve the new DIGs before they may take the place of the retired DIGs.

Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, Daniel Sokari-Pedro, Ayuba Ekpeji, and Usman Nagogo are the new DIGs.

The commission claimed that the retired DIGs’ respective geopolitical zones were used to select the new DIGs.


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