Nigeria Council of State meets to confirm Police IG, others

PIC.11. NEW ACTING IGP,  (AIG) IBRAHIM K IDRIS VISITS VILLA IN ABUJA

The Council of State is currently meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Part of the agenda of the meeting is the ratification of the appointment of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

Mr. Idris has held the office in an interim capacity since his appointment in June.

The council, which is chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, comprises the vice president as the deputy chairman, all former presidents and all former heads of state, all former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, state governors and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

The Council is also expected to consider nominees for the positions of National and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC currently has six national commissioners out of 12, while 21 out of 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners are yet to be appointed.

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