Retired IGP Okiro reveals how Tinubu facilitated his appointment as Lagos CP, says he will fix Nigeria if elected president


*Photo: Okiro *

A retired Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sir Mike Okiro, has revealed how a former governor of Lagos State and presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, facilitated his appointment as Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP).


Tinubu was governor 1999 and 2007, while Okiro served as the CP of the state from 1999 to 2003 and subsequently became the IGP in 2007.
Speaking on Friday during his investiture as the Chairman Board of Trustees of the Defect Together Movement for Tinubu/Shettima 2023 said :

“Asiwaju Tinubu is indeed a friend. I have known him since I was a middle administrative officer, assistant commissioner of police (operations) in Ikeja during the days of NADECO ( National Democratic Coalition). He was a kingmaker of NADECO. He went outside the country, came back and became the governor of Lagos State.


“He made a request to the IG (Mr Smith) —Lagos was in problem, criminality was at its peak—robbery, killings, kidnapping and OPC ( Oodua Peoples Congress) were at the peak. People were leaving Lagos State. Asiwaju made a special request to the IG. That was how I found myself as commissioner of police in Lagos State.”

Also speaking on his double promotion, from the rank of commissioner of police to deputy inspector general of police (DIG), he said “all glory goes to Asiwaju. I have no doubt in my mind that he will replicate what he did in Lagos (if he is elected president).”

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