Inspector General of Police (Nigeria)

The Inspector General of Police, abbreviated as IGP is the head of the Nigeria Police Force. He is the most senior officer in the police service. The pioneer IGP is Louis Edet and the current IGP is Mohammed Adamu.

Inspector General of Police of Nigeria Police Force
Mohammed Adamu

since January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
Nigeria Police Force
StyleMr. Inspector General
Member ofNigeria Police Council
Reports toThe President of Nigeria
ResidenceLouis Edet House Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, Abuja, Nigeria
SeatF.C.T, Abuja
NominatorPresident of Nigeria
AppointerPresident of Nigeria
Term length4 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
First holderLouis Edet
WebsiteOfficial Website of NPF


The appointed officer is usually a serving officer of the Nigeria Police Force and are often recommended by the Police Service Commission to the President of Nigeria, who will send the name to the Senate for confirmation.

Past IGPEdit