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Council of the State ysterday confirmed Acting IG of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris

The National Coun­cil of State yesterday confirmed Mr. Ibra­him Idris as the sub­stantive Inspector-General of Police (IGP) having found him to be honest, transparent and of impeccable character.
At its meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buha­ri at the State House, Abuja, the Council also confirmed the ap­pointment of six national com­missioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and five for the National Population Commission (NPC).
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Jigawa State Gover­nor, Badaru Abubakar, said that while considering the fate of Id­ris as IGP having been in act­ing capacity, “there was almost unanimous acceptance of his confirmation”, which the Coun­cil endorsed.

He explained that “most of the comments received proved to us that the IGP is of 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,” he said.
Idris’ confirmation by the Council of State will, however, be ratified by the Senate.
The confirmation of six INEC commissioners - select­ed from each of the six geopo­litical zones - brings to total the required 12 allowed by law and they will join the six earlier con­firmed by the Council last year.

The INEC officials whose appointments were confirmed were Mohammed Haruna (North Central), AVM Ahmed Tijani Mu’Azu rtd (North East); Abubakar Nahuca (North West), Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu (South East), May Agbamuche Mbu (South-South) and Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogumola (South West).
The new NPC commission­ers are: Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji (Oyo), Barrister Patricia Iyaya (Benue), Engr. Benedict Uk­pong (Akwa Ibom), Dr. Halu Bala (Kebbi) and Gloria Isofo (Bayelsa).
After the meeting, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who briefed the press, said the Council discussed the prevalent economic recession af­flicting the nation, and was con­fident of the measures being put in place by the Federal Govern­ment to address the situation.
His words: “The Minister of State from the Ministry of Budg­et and Planning actually made a presentation to Council on the ways and manner in which the government is going to rescue the recession path that we are going through.
4 ex-leaders absent as Jona­than makes first appearance
Meanwhile, former Presi­dent Goodluck Jonathan yes­terday joined other past lead­ers of the country at the second Council of State meeting to be convened by President Buhari since he assumed office in May last year.
Jonathan lost the 2015 pres­idential election which brought Buhari to power and was not present at the first Council of State meeting held on October 21 last year.
Other leaders in attendance at the meeting were Gen. Abusa­lami Abubakar and former Head of Interim National Govern­ment, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
However, former head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, for­mer Presidents Olusegun Oba­sanjo, Shehu Shagari and former Military President, General Ibra­him Babangida were absent at the meeting.
Also, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, did not attend the meeting.

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