Full List of Inspectors General of Police in Nigeria From 1964 Till Date.
Abbreviated as IGP, an Inspector General of Police is the head of the Nigeria Police Force who superior other officers in the said police force.
Currently, the Nigerian inspector general of police position is occupied by Mohammed Adamu. He is the most senior officer in the police service while the pioneer IGP is Louis Edet.
Nonetheless, having mentioned the name of the PIONEER and ACTIVE IGP in Nigeria, I will like to list out the names of all individuals that have assumed the office of an IGP before in Nigeria.
These names will be listed in accordance with the year each they assume office and when he/she retired.
Questions People Ask About IGP in Nigeria?
List of Inspector General of Police From 1964 Till Date in Nigeria
Muhammed Gambo Jimeta
Mustafa Adebayo Balogun
Mike Mbama Okiro
Ogbonna Okechukwu Onovo 2009-2010
Mohammed D Abubakar
Solomon E Arase
Ibrahim Idris Kpotum
Mohammed Adamu (Confirmed in 2019)
What are the duties of the inspector-general of police in Nigeria?
The Inspector-general of police is regarded as the most senior officer in the Nigeria police force. He is the most powerful official charged with the responsibility of commanding the Nigeria police force. The inspector-general of police is in charge of the chain of command and orders, directives and instructions carried out by the police is given by the Inspector-General to officers. It is a serious sanctionable offence to refuse or disobey an order from the Inspector-General of police.
The Inspector-General is usually appointed by the Nigerian president subject to the approval of the legislative house.
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