The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has already swung into action and has sent out a directive ordering all officers of senior ranking to declare their assets.
Idris who made this known on Thursday in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), declared that all officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Inspector-General of Police, will henceforth declare their assets.
“Every police officer from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police to Inspector-General who are commission officers must declare their assets.”
Idris who said that the order was in line with Section 13 cap 15 of the Code of Conduct, added that the directive would guide the conduct of police officers in carrying out their duties.
He also said that under his command the police will operate within the rule of law and that the integrity of the Nigeria Police force will be held in high regard at all times, “I assure you sir, that we will raise the integrity of the Nigeria Police Force to be more accountable to the people,” he told the Minister
Dambazau however, urged the acting IG to focus on the three key issues of corruption, economy and security for the success of this administration. He also urged the new police boss to collaborate with other security agencies to address the issues crimes and post conflict resolution in the North-East.
Assuring his guest of the ministry’s support, Dambazau, however, advised him to carry everybody along and put the right persons in the positions of command commissioners and zonal commanders, “No matter how smart you think you are, you cannot do it alone without the support of others,” he said.
Ibrahim Kpotum Idris was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Acting IGP (Inspector General of Police) to replace Solomon Arase who retired as the IGP on Tuesday.