President Muhammadu Buhari will not appoint a successor of the outgoing Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, based on ethnic prejudice.
Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu disclosed this on Monday during a television programme in Abuja.
Already, some Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) are in a lobbying race to succeed the outgoing IGP Adamu who clocks 60 years February 1.
It was learnt that the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, has presented a shortlist of DIGs and AIGs to the president for his consideration for appointment for IGP.
Shehu said security agencies have a system of producing their leaders and the president would not appoint anybody to the position of IGP based on ethnic bias.
“The President will rather have an Inspector-General of Police who will make you and me safer, protect lives and property than one who is more pronounced by his tribal marks,” he said.