Why I Let Ex-Police IG Arase Serve His Term – Buhari Opens Up

President Buhari and Solomon Arase

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed his reasons for keeping the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase in office till the expiration of his tenure.

The president, speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina in Lagos revealed that Arase was kept on board because of his intelligence and capacity as an operation person.

Further describing the last moments of the immediate past IG of Police, Adesina explained that Arase had expected to be sacked before his tenure expired. He said: “Arase told the president it was very strange for him to have been invited for a farewell dinner, because, what we know in Nigeria, is that, you are sacked on the pages of newspapers.”

Adesina while speaking on behalf of the president at the public presentation of Cascade of Change…, a book written by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde further noted that Arase had continuously nursed the fear of being sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari since he was inherited by the President’s administration last year.

Further quoting the president on why he retained Arase till the end of his tenure, Adesina said: “When it was the turn of the president to speak, he explained why he kept Arase as IGP.

“He said he saw the quality of his mind and he saw the quality of things, he had written. You know Arase has many publications to his credit and he also saw his capacity as an operations person and he decided to keep him till his tenure expired.”



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