IGP Idris Rejects Senate’s Proposal to Confirm IGPs

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has rejected a proposal by the Senate in the Police Amendment Bill which stipulates that the National Assembly must confirm the appointment of the Inspector General of Police before assumption of office.

Idris said this will politicize the office IGP and will be a disadvantage to the police in its efforts in fighting crime.

The police boss made this known during a public hearing on the Police Reform Bill on Wednesday, saying: “Again, the police is of the view that the requirement of the confirmation of the Senate for the appointment and removal of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) will tend to politicize the office of Inspector General of Police.

“This will be a disadvantage to the police in its efforts to fight crime in the society.

“It is therefore suggested that requirement for the confirmation of the appointment and removal of the Inspector General of Police be sponged from the Bill”.

The Senate is amending the law guiding the operations of the Nigeria Police to ensure efficiency, accountability and respect for human rights.

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