By Abimbola Ogunnaike
After his decoration with the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun has said that he feels like a Tiger ready to chase away all the criminals in Nigeria, thegazellenews.com reports.
The new acting IGP, who stated this during an interview with State House Correspondents, expressed his feelings about his new responsibility, stating that he is looking forward to taking over on Wednesday by 11 am.
“I will tell you that right now, I feel like a Tiger inside of me ready to chase away all the criminals in Nigeria. And some other time, I feel like a lion in me ready to devour all the internal enemies of Nigeria,” he said.
Earlier, Vice President Kashim Shettima decorated the newly-appointed IGP with his new rank at a short ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Shettima was assisted by Egbetokun’s spouse at the event witnessed by senior government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume; Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma; the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu; and the outgoing Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba.
The new IGP replaces Baba, who was appointed as the IGP by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2021.
The immediate past Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, had also in an acting capacity, decorated Baba with his new rank of IGP in 2021.