INTERPOL: Buhari Appoints AIG Umar Garba As Security Adviser

By Miriam Humbe, Abuja
The retiring Assistant Inspector General of Police, Garba Umar was appointed by the outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari as a Senior Security Adviser on International Police Cooperation and Counter-terrorism in the office of the Minister of Police Affairs.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said this in a statement signed in Abuja on Thursday.
The President said the appointment was to enable Nigeria keep the important position and for Umar to complete his nationally beneficial tenure as an Executive Member of the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL).
Buhari took note of a precedent in which a former Executive Member, retired AIG Kamal Subair, was retained in service by the Federal Government of Nigeria after retirement in 2018.
The President noted that during his tenure as a member of the Executive Committee, Umar assisted Nigeria in many ways.
It was hoped that in the remaining one year, he would do more in securing equipment for crimes, border management and counter-terrorism for the country.
Buhari said Umar was also expected to help in getting more Nigerians into important positions in the INTERPOL.
AIG Umar’s tenure at the INTERPOL would end in November 2024.
His new appointment as Senior Security Adviser takes effect from May 16, 2023.

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