Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari wished Solomon Arase, a used inspector-general of police (IGP), labored with him longer.
Even when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Arase in 2015, he labored below Buhari unless he retired in 2016.
He modified into as soon as the 18th IGP.
In his weekly article, Adesina mentioned Buhari, who has always had it in mind to reform the police, modified into as soon as impressed with Arase’s efficiency and wished he labored with him “to initiating the police of his objectives”.
“The president suggested me of the police of his objectives, and how he wished he bought somebody who would translate the dream into truth,” Adesina wrote.
“Talking of reform of the police, I do know the mind of the President on that field. In some unspecified time in the future within the early days of the fundamental term of the administration, I had dropped into the home one night, as I attain every so generally. And it modified into as soon as just a few days to the exit of the then Inspector Usual of Police, Solomon Arase, who modified into as soon as going into retirement.
“The President suggested me how grand he had been impressed with Arase, and how he regretted that the particular person spent exact just a few 300 and sixty five days with him. He then suggested me of the police of his objectives.
“Persistently, President Buhari had mentioned it modified into as soon as the exact of protesters to expose their displeasure, as lengthy because it modified into as soon as done within the limits of decency and the law. Disbandment of SARS, he mentioned modified into as soon as handiest the fundamental step in what could perhaps perhaps perhaps be comprehensive police reforms.”
There has been unrest across the nation over police brutality which brought about the #EndSARS campaign.
In his nationwide broadcast on Thursday, Buhari requested protesters to move the streets, announcing their voices were heard.