The Nigeria Police Council has officially confirmed Kayode Egbetokun as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
This was disclosed by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State following a police council meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
The meeting, chaired by President Bola Tinubu, also witnessed the president’s involvement in addressing the political and security situation in Rivers State, particularly in light of the planned impeachment of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
Notably, President Tinubu appointed Kayode Egbetokun as the acting IGP on June 19, 2023, succeeding Usman Baba, who was appointed as the IGP by former President Muhammadu Buhari on April 6, 2021.
Born on September 4, 1964, in the Egbado South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Kayode Egbetokun initiated his career in the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP (Course 16) on March 3, 1990.
By September 2024, he will have completed 35 years of service, by police regulations.