President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Idris as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) on an acting capacity.
The outgoing IGP, Solomon Arase had earlier arrived Aso Rock with Idris, a former Assistant Inspector-General of Police, ostensibly to consult with the president.
He was named as the acting IGP after the meeting with President Buhari.
Idris, until his new appointment was AIG in charge of Federal Operations, Force Headquarters.
Arase who now steps aside as the police boss, was appointed into the position in April 22, 2015.
Read also: IGP, SEC, NAHCON bosses face sack
Ripples Nigeria had reported last November that a number of heads of government parastatals and agencies who were appointed into office by former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last two months of his stay in office after losing the presidential elections, may be booted out of office.
Among those Ripples Nigeria reported may be affected included the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Mr Peter Obi, and chairman of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed among many others.
This followed the compilation, on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari, of all such appointments made between April 1 and May 28, 2015.
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