Police Reform: Buhari has long been telling me about the police of his dreams – Adesina

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Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity has revealed the intention Buhari about the police of his dreams.

Adesina who made the revelation in his weekly article said Buhari was saddened by the early retirement of Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, who worked with him for only a year.

It would be recalled that Solomon Arase retired in 2016 one year after Muhammadu Buhari became President in 2015.

Adesina disclosed Buhari who was impressed with Arase’s tenure as IGP wished he didn’t retire early to give life to the Nigerian Police of his dreams.

Buhari’s SA wrote;

“The president told me of the police of his dreams, and how he wished he got someone who would translate the dream into reality,” Adesina wrote.

“Talking of reform of the police, I know the mind of the President on that issue. Sometime in the early days of the first term of the administration, I had dropped into the house one night, as I do once in a while. And it was a few days to the exit of the then Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, who was going into retirement.

“The President told me how much he had been impressed with Arase, and how he regretted that the man spent just about a year with him. He then told me of the police of his dreams.

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“Many times, President Buhari had said it was the right of protesters to indicate their displeasure, as long as it was done within the limits of decency and the law. Disbandment of SARS, he said was only the first step in what would be comprehensive police reforms.”

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