President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of his former Chief Security Officer (CSO), DIG Kayode Egbetokun as the acting Inspector-General of Police.
This is was revealed in a statement released on Monday by Willie Bassey, Director, Information for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.
According to the statement which announced the sack of service chiefs and Customs CG, Egbetokun will be replacing Usman Alkali Baba in acting capacity pending his confirmation.
ADULAWO NEWS gathered that Egbetokun served as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to President Tinubu, while as Governor of Lagos State in 1999.
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“It is to be noted that the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are to act in their positions, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement added.
However, here is what you should know about Egbetokun:
Kayode Egbetokun joined The Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, course 16.
The vibrant Acting IGP studied Bsc (ed) Mathematics at the university of Lagos and holds the masters of science degree in Engineering Analysis, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University and MBA degree of Lagos state University.
Acting IG Egbetokun has served in several commands and held several sensitive positions within the Force including postings as Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos, 2005 to 2007, Squadron Commander 5 PMF Benin, Benin City, OC Anti Fraud FCT Command, CSP “A” Lagos State Command, Area Commander Oshogbo, Osun State, Area Commander Gusau Zamfara State, Commandant Police Traning School, Ikeja, Lagos, Deputy Commandant, Police College, Ikeja, CP Servicom, FHQ Abuja, CP Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), CP Kwara State Command. He was CP (Admin) Medical, Falomo Lagos. He has also attended several courses locally and internationally.
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