Council of State Clears IGP Idris, INEC, NPC Commissioners
The Council of State on Wednesday approved the nomination of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, and six commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Also given the nod were five commissioners for the National Population Commission (NPC) during the meeting attended by three former heads of state.
This was disclosed by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and his Jigawa State counterpart, Governor Badaru Abubakar, in a session with State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, Punch writes.
“We deliberated on the confirmation of the IG. There was almost a unanimous acceptance of his confirmation. So, the Police Council resolved to confirm the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,” Abubakar said.
“Most of the comments received proved to us that the IG is of an impeccable character and we expect him to conduct himself as such.
“We believe he is very honest and transparent. We also believe he will continue to be honest and do his best for the country.”
Ambode, who noted that Idris would still need to be screened by the Senate, clarified on the confirmation of the commissioners.
“We deliberated on the appointment of six national commissioners for INEC. You know INEC is supposed to have 12. We had earlier approved six sometimes last year and an additional six were actually approved today. Those six represent six nominees from the six geo-political zones,” he said.
“You may wish to know that we approved five new commissioners for the National Population Commission.”
Ambode added that the council of state was confident with plans to diversify the economy after an address by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.
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