The news of the prolonging and /or extension of the tenure of the inspector-general of Nigeria police Force,IGP ,Adamu Mohammed by the president may have been greeted with colossal objections ,but it remains a thought and decision in the right direction, considering the right direction, considering the slippery or precarious security situation of the country, especially since after the ENDSARS saga which tattled the entire security apparatus of Nigerian state and paved the way for criminals to gather greater effrontery.
At the twilight of the tenure of the gallant and eagle _eyed Apex police superintendent,many had expected or suggested suitable replacements from that junior cadre .
But Mr President, considering the fact that the nation was yet grappling with myriad of security hiccups,most of which are already on the overcrowded table of the IGP , awaiting professional handling, decided to mandate the police big boss to stay ;IGP IBRAHIM ADAMU.At least to surmount the mounting and pressing security challenges.
Although,IGP Adamu Mohammed inherited a lot of these hydra _headed security problems emanating from across the Geo-political zones of the country,the onus fell on him to stem the tide.And this substantiates why the president was not in a hurry to oust him , despite the expiry of his statutory 35years in the Nigerian Police.
The issue of the terrorists or insurgents in the North ;the herdsmen issue in the south,east and the new ENDSARS demands added by the youths made it necessary for the president to retain the police boss who was already developing paradigms for tackling these national problems.
Apart from these realities,the IGP Adamu Mohammed had shown dexterity and uncommon patriotism in the promotion or elevation of policeman and officer’s across board to enhance professionalism and productivity in the interest of safety and security of lives and property.
Moreso ,the special tactics squad (STS) The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Where gallant officer’s like DCP Abba Kyari are doing wonder’s that intimidate daredevil criminals are areas that must be fine_tuned and perfected handling over of the baton to any, i mean any subordinate.
Quite unlike the past administrations who hurriedly did the needful without considering the peculiarity of the time ,the President buhari_led federal government was so conscious of the inflammable security situation and decided to let this man of uncommon professionalism to remain as IGP in order to keep the nation safe.
As the IGP Adamu Mohammed has 3months ,the expectation is that he would and should use the allowance to address the various embarrassing security situations so as to finally embellish his legacy and prove cynics wrong.
Above all ,he must justify the reason for which mr.president, damned all consequences in the interest of the nation to elongate his reign. This he must do by addressing the grey areas which perhaps have never been touched by any of his predecessors.
From the communication network of the police headed by DCP Abba Kyari and general welfare schemes should be touched by IGP Adamu Mohammed in this crucial extra time ,to simply justify why the president asked him not to leave in a hurry,and to justify why clairvoyant citizen are calling for further extension,even into 2023.
It is therefore pertinent to note that one of the greatest records of this wonderful Inspector General of Police,is his meticulous handling of dangerous ENDSARS,era ; without which the nation would have burnt to cinders. So against the lamentations of many the president should be landed for his uncommon security concern;just as the IGP should be hailed for his love for the men and officer’s of the Nigerian Police,which he demonstrated through massive and strategic promotions.
The STS ,IRT ,SWAT , are all good initiatives that require to change the communication tracking system that will meet up with other world like USA and China.to keep them rocks solid against crime and criminality.
using the IRT ,for instance;the Nigeria police had busted high profile criminals and criminality,Which ordinarily would have embarrassed the nation. IGP Adamu Mohammed had extraordinarily empowered these units and needs to consolidate on these empowerment schemes before exiting the stage for another.
These and other reasons that should change the thoughts of critics over and about the extension of IGP Adamu Mohammed tenure by His Excellency, president MUHAMMADU BUHARI in the urgency of now .
MY OPINION AND ADVISE TO NIGERIA PRESIDENT BUHARI
PRINCE CHUKWUDI TIMOTHY SAMUEL