Vox pop 16 Should the Police IG retire?
President Muhamadu Buhari has come under criticism from different quarters over his inaction on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ retirement. According to public service laws, the occupant of the office of IG of Police is to retire after spe
Looking at the sensitivity of his position and the security of the nation, he should be given time to properly hand over. An extra one or twomonths extension for a proper handover, especially if there isn’t an already existing succession plan or people under-studying him. Retiring him immediately may destabilize the already existing security plans for the nation, which is critical because of the upcoming elections.
If he was found wanting for non-performance, corrective actions should have been taken against him earlier, even in form of forceful resignation or termination, but since this is a case of his retirement, he may be given consideration for proper handover for a seamless transition of the national security process during the election.