The Police Council has confirmed the appointment of Kayode Egbetokun as the 22nd substantive Inspector-General of Police.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam after a meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the state house, Abuja.
Council members believe very strongly that the new IGP has the capacity to carry out government reforms that will boost the fight against insecurity across the country.
Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun said IGP Egbetokun highlighted some of the reforms that are key to tackling security challenges in Nigeria including the need for technology driven and community based policing and improved budget provision.
Before his confirmation as the 22nd substantive IGP, Egbetokun was the Deputy-Inspector General of Police representing the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.
President Bola Tinubu had over three months ago appointed Egbetokun as the acting Inspector General of Police.
The last time the Nigeria Police Council met was on June 4, 2021 when former President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting of the council.
SEN. IBRAHIM GAIDAM-MINISTER OF POLICE AFFAI
SOLOMON ARARE-CHAIRMAN, POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION
ABDULLAHI SULE-GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE
DAPO ABIODUN-GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE