Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday declared that he felt like a tiger waiting to pounce on criminals disturbing Nigeria.
He spoke to State House correspondents shortly after he was decorated with his new rank by Vice-President Kashim Shettima at the State House, Abuja.
“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 fell like a lion in me ready to devour all the internal enemies of Nigeria.
“Now I have just been decorated and I’m looking forward to taking over tomorrow morning by 11am. I really can’t describe how I feel currently, but if I have to tell you anything, 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. That’s my feeling right now”, he said.
The out-gone Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba expressed confidence in his successor, saying he would carry on from where he was stopping.
“It’s a stage; you come, you work and you go. I’m happy I’m handing over to somebody I know, that will carry the mantle of leadership from where I have stopped.
“We grew up in the job, we grew up together. I was his boss at a time, not even when I was IG, he worked under me twice, we’ve been working together and I know how he can go ahead to champion the course of the police from where I have stopped”, he said.
Then decoration ceremony was witnessed by Egbetokun’s wife, as well as 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.