The Nigeria Police Council on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Adamu ad the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP)
His confirmation followed a meeting of the council held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu has been in an acting capacity since January 15 when he was appointed to replace the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
He was presented to the State House correspondents at a press briefing by the newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state.
Fayemi, a member of the council was joined at the press briefing by his Cross River counterpart, Ben Ayade and the Special Adviser to the Presidential on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Both governors eulogised the IGP, noting that all their counterparts at the council meeting were full of kind words for him.
Speaking with State House correspondents after his confirmation, Adamu said the police would restrategise in order to get to the root of the security challenges bedevilling the nation.
He also explained that there was no need for the declaration of a state of emergency in security as suggested by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the security agencies were capable to handle nation’s precarious security challenges.