Written by on May 19, 2022

The Minister of Police affairs Maigari Dingiyadi says the recent promotion of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), came after his retirement.

Dingyadi, disclosed this to state house correspondents on Thursday at the weekly ministerial briefing by the Presidential Communication team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday approved the promotion of the former EFCC boss just about when his retirement from the Police was due, having clocked 60 on May 5, 2022.

Magu had been investigated by a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, which had since submitted its report in which it recommended the retirement of Magu in 2020.

When asked why he was promoted, the Minister said it was the responsibility of the PSC, which is under the Presidency to provide the answer.

But he affirmed that Magu has already retired, noting that being retired will not preclude him from any disciplinary measures should the need arise.

The Minister however declined comment on the issue of the suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari, saying the matter is being decided by the court.

On the civil unrest at the Dei Dei building material market along Kubwa-Zuba express, Abuja, on Wednesday which claimed the lives of four people, The Minister said efforts are on to forestall a reoccurrence and address the current situation.

He, therefore, assured Nigerians that the Buhari Led federal government remains committed to the welfare of police officers in the country for better performance.

Editor: Ena Agbanoma

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