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‘IGP has four- year tenure, won’t retire on March 1,’ Minister clears air on Alkali Baba’s future –

Police Affairs Minister Mohammed Dingyadi clarified hints that Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba will retire when he turns 60 on March 1.

Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Wednesday, the minister said, IGP’s The position has nothing to do with his age.

He added that Baba’s term is four years, so he will not leave after two months.

Also read: IGP has nothing to offer but blackmail South East – IPOB

Ahead of Dinyadi’s clarification, there were concerns that the IGP would reach retirement age four days after the presidential election scheduled for February 25 and 10 days before the gubernatorial election scheduled for March 11.

“Let me say that under the provisions of the Police Act 2020, the IGP is now supposed to have a four-year term and Mr. President has given him a letter of appointment in this regard,” the minister said.

“Therefore, there will be no question of the IGP withdrawing during this election.”

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