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Ex-IGP Idris speech after bowing out from office

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Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has said he did his best while leading the force.Idris said this shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari decorated the new Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, with a new rank at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Addressing State House Correspondents, he said “I want to inform Nigerians that today I am 60 years and I think I have reached the pinnacle of my career. So, I am going to handover to my successor. He is an officer I know very well. We worked together in the past. I wish him success.

“The advice I will give is that just like in our time, he should try to go round the country and adopt measures to ensure that the Nigerian police force gives maximum protection to lives and property.”

”The challenges are in the area of recruitment. I am sure you are aware that the government has just given us approval to recruit more people yearly, by the grace of God by this year the number of police officers is going to increase considerably.”

“We are adequately prepared for the elections. We have carried out a lot of elections in this country and I think you will agree with me that the Nigeria police force tried in these elections.

“I am assuring Nigerians that the Nigeria police force will do their best.”

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