The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has decorated the newly-appointed Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun with his new rank.
Shettima performed the short ceremony in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
The new IGP replaces Usman Alkali Baba, who was appointed as the Inspector General of Police by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2021.
The ceremony was witnessed by senior government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume.
Others present at the ceremony include Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma; 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.
Speaking to newsmen after the ceremony, IGP Egbtokun expressed his enthusiasm about resuming g duties on Wednesday.
“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 times, I feel like a lion in me, ready to devour all the internal enemies of Nigeria”, he said.