President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently under intense pressure, to extend the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
The call was made by Mukhtar Gashash, the Chairman, Eminent Persons Forum, Kano State Chapter, at a Press Conference, when he led a delegation of NGOs, CSOs, and CLOs, in Kano, on Thursday.
He said that the call was necessary, in view of the achievements Ibrahim Idris has recorded, and to push forward the general interest of providing security of lives and properties in the country.
“We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria Police Council, and the National Assembly, to consider and approve the extension of the tenure of the current Inspector-General of Police”, he said.
Gashash noted that, Ibrahim Idris has made remarkable achievements and developments, as the country’s Chief of Police.
“Inculcation of discipline, zero tolerance to corruption, promoting the rule of law, professionalism, safety and security of the nation, among others, as envisaged in his fashioned concept “Our Creed”
“Establishment of his Eminent Persons Forum, at National, State, and Local Government levels, with a view to consolidate members of the communities into the policing matters.
“The IGP was able to ensure successful conducts of Governorship and re-run elections in various States, such as Edo, Ondo, Anambra, Rivers, and Kogi, among others.
“He also ensured prompt prosecution of electoral offenders, arrested during various elections.
“Conveying of National Security Summit, to look and proffer solution into rampant cases of Farmers/Pastoralist clashes, kidnapping, and other forms of crimes in the country”, he said.
According to the Chairman, considering the current state of security situation in the country coupled with the fact that the forthcoming general election is fast approaching, it is unwise to change the administrative architecture of the Force now.