Police Council Confirms Egbetokun As IGP

The National Police Council has confirmed Kayode Egbetokun as the nation’s 22nd substantive Inspector-General of Police, IGP.

On June 19, President Bola Tinubu appointed Egbetokun, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Egbetokun, as the acting IGP, pending confirmation by the police council.

The decision was taken on Tuesday at the council’s meeting, chaired by President Bola Tinubu and consisting of the 36 governors, the Minister of the FCT, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

Ibrahim Gaidam, Minister of Police Affairs, announced Egbetokun’s confirmation as the IGP to State House correspondents after the meeting.

The confirmation came during day two of the Fourth edition of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers across the nation taking place at the Landmark Event Centre, Owerri, Imo State, since 30th October to November 1st, 2023.

Egbetokun replaces Usman Baba, who was appointed as the Inspector General of Police by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2021.

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