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President Buhari Makes New Appointment Weeks To End of Tenure



President Buhari Makes New Appointment Weeks To End of Tenure

President Buhari has made a new appointment weeks before the end of his tenure.

Newsone reports that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the retiring Assistant Inspector General of Police, Garba Baba Umar, as a Senior Security Adviser on International Police Cooperation and Counter-terrorism in the office of the Minister of Police Affairs.

This online news platform understands that the appointment is to enable Nigeria to keep the important position and make way for him to complete his nationally beneficial tenure as an Executive Member of the International Police Organization, INTERPOL.

In approving his appointment, President Buhari took note of a precedent in which a former Executive Member, AIG Kamal Subair (Rtd), was retained in service by the Federal Government of Nigeria after retirement in 2018.

Newsone Nigeria reports that President Buhari’s new appointment was disclosed in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

President Buhari also took note of the fact that during his tenure as a member of the Executive Committee, AIG Umar assisted Nigeria in many ways, with the hope that in the remaining year, he will even do more in securing equipment for crime scenes, border management and counter-terrorism for the country and in helping to get more Nigerians into essential positions in the INTERPOL.

Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that AIG Umar’s tenure at the INTERPOL ends in November 2024, and his new appointment as Senior Security Adviser takes effect from the 16th of May, 2023.