Former IGP Ibrahim Idris, Ag IGP Abubakar Adamu and President Buhari
Former IGP Ibrahim Idris, Ag IGP Abubakar Adamu and President Buhari

Nigeria Governors Welcome New IGP Abubakar Adamu

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) wishes to congratulate Mr. Adamu Abubakar Mohammed (aka Adamu Mohammed Lafia, within police circles) on his new appointment as the Acting Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat believes that this appointment is well deserved considering the personal accomplishments of the man.

Adamu Mohammed Lafia had occupied the office of the Director of Peace Keeping operations, led the Enugu Police Command as Police Commissioner and was AIG in charge of Zone 5.

Until his appointment, he was at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) as a directing staff. Adamu Mohammed Lafia is reputed to be a man of impeccable character.

Apart from heading Police formations at their most strategic levels in Nigeria, Adamu Mohammed Lafia had also risen to the apex of international policing in Lyon France, where he rose through the hierarchy of the organization to ascend the exalted position of the Vice President of INTERPOL, a position he held for years with distinction.

In his words, the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr. Asishana B Okauru said “I am absolutely sure that Adamu Mohammed Lafia would bring professionalism and true leadership to policing in our country”.

Okauru, who had worked with several notable police officers during his time as the Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) further added that “I can attest to his solid pedigree and rich experience. He is arguably the most qualified serving police officer at this time, to occupy the very sensitive office of the Inspector General of Police”.

The NGF sincerely wishes that the new top cop would harness all his experiences from his previous offices, at home and abroad, with dexterity and a fervent drive to curb crime, ensure peace in the entire country and once again propound the policing principles that will lead Nigerians to believe that the police, is your friend.

Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo
Head, Media and Public Affairs
Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat



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