August 2, 2014 – Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Abdul Jelili Adesiyan, has lauded President Goodluck Jonathan over the appointment of Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector General of Police.
Abba, who was an Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 7, before his new appointment, was officially named the successor of Muhammed Abubakar, whose tenure as the 16th indigenous Inspector General of Police, ended on Thursday.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Wale Akinola, the minister described Abba’s choice as new IGP as a round peg in a round hole, adding that his appointment would not only strengthen the nation’s security apparatus, it would bring a new dimension into the fight against insurgency across the country.
“The appointment of Mr. Suleiman Abba, as the new IGP is one of the greatest things that happened to Nigeria, especially now that the Federal Government is making frantic efforts to tame the terrorists activities in all the nooks and crannies of the country.
“I believe that with the appointment of Abba as new IGP, coupled with his experience and his relationship with the former IG Abubakar, the insurgency will soon become a thing of the past in Nigeria.”
Adesiyan, however, urged the new IGP to work in collaboration with other security agencies in the country so that the anticipated victory against terrorism would be greatly achieved.
According to him, “Since the fight against terrorism cannot be fought and won alone, I want to urge the new IGP to work with other security agencies in order to put those who want the collapse of this country into shame. I want to equally enjoin all Nigeria to provide useful information to the security agencies so as to help them police their various areas adequately.”