The National Police Service Council has confirmed the former acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, as the substantive IGP and Head of the Nigeria Police Force.
Briefing State House correspondents after the Council Meeting, the Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, announced the confirmation of Kayode Egbetokun as the substantive Inspector General of Police, following his pedigree and experiences on the job.
He said Egbetokun’s confirmation follows his satisfactory discharge of duties in the past three months since his appointment on June 20.
Geidam further said that the IGP, who has been serving in an acting capacity for the past four months since his appointment, presented impressive records that revealed his numerous police and security developmental programmes, thereby positioning him as highly qualified.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu , appointed Egbetokun as IGP on June 19, 2023 replacing Usman Baba.
Egbetokun, who enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, would clock 35 years in service by September 2024.