Minister hints of having bad relationship with ex-IGP Idris


Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), has hinted that all was not well in the working relationship he had with immediate past Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris.

Dambazau made this sensational disclosure in Abuja when the new Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, paid him a working visit.

The minister commended Adamu for the visit while hinting that he did not enjoy cordial working relationship with the IGP’s predecessor.

His word, “I congratulate the Acting Inspector General of Police. I appreciate your coming here recognising the significant of the Ministry of Interior following its supervisory mandate of the police and other agencies and also its mandate in internal security and public safety.

“Because we are happy that you took this step because since November 2015 that I came in here as minister, Mr. Solomon  Arase, who was the then Inspector General of Police, we had cordial relationship.

“But after Arase left, I think there was perseverance of relationship between the police and the Ministry of Interior. Not completely because most of our dealings in terms of internal security and public safety was with the present DIG Operations because we thought we must do everything possible regardless to ensure that we ensure our mandate in terms of police and also ensure that the police as an institution does not suffer. We are glad today that you came in with different idea to strengthen this relationship.”

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