Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has given reason why he did not sack the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase after coming into office, Sun reports.
Buhari, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina during the public presentaton of Cascade of Change…, a book written by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde said he retained Arase because of his intellect and capacity as an operation person.
Adesina, who spoke about the reaction of the immediate past IGP to a farewell dinner the president held in his honour, said Arase had expected to be sacked before the end of his tenure.
He said the President decided to retain Arase despite sacking all other service chiefs inherited from the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan because of the quality of his mind and things he had written.
News24 previously reported that Arase retired as the 18th indigenous Inspector General of Police having attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 today with 35 years of active service in the Force.
He was appointed in April 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting IGP following the sack of Sulaiman Abba, over alleged misconduct.
His appointment as substantive IGP was confirmed by the Police Council the following month.
- News 24