President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated Assistant Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Kpotun Idris with a new rank of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in acting capacity.
The new acting IGP, who is from Niger, was accompanied to President Muhammadu Buhari’s office by the outgoing IGP, Solomon Arase.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the decoration, Idris assured Nigerians that under his leadership, the Nigeria Police Force would be governed by internationally recognised core values of policing.
According to him, his tenure will ensure strict compliance to issues of integrity, accountability and respect for diversity in the society.
“Obviously under our collective leadership, the Nigerian Police Force is going to be governed by internationally recognised core values of policing everywhere in the world.
“That is the issue of integrity and accountability, issue of respect for diversity, issue of compassion, issues of ensuring that our streets, our neighbourhoods, our communities remain safe.
“And we are going to do everything possible to ensure that we provide the best service for this country.”
Also speaking to the correspondents, the out-going IGP Solomom Arase thanked Nigerians for their support and cooperation and urged them to extend the same to the incoming acting IGP.