The National Council of State on Tuesday said that President Goodluck Jonathan will handover ‘instruments of office’ to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on May 28, Channels reports.
The National Council of State also assured that Nigeria will not be challenged again by insurgents as experienced in the past three years as the Nigerian military has been so equipped to take charge of its territory.
Briefing State House correspondents after the council meeting, Governor of Niger State, Mr Babangida Aliyu and his Benue State counterpart, Mr Gabriel Suswan, said the initial poor responses to the security challenges had been as a result of ill equipping the military.
Following the meeting of the Nigeria Police Council, which was convened immediately after the National Council of State meeting, also on Tuesday, Solomon Arase was confirmed as the substantive Inspector-General of Police.
The new IG, who spoke with State House correspondents on his new status, said that his main task would be the welfare upgrade of officers of the Nigerian Police Force.
He said motivation is a key to increase in productivity adding that it is a reason he has made it a topmost priority.
The Police Inspector-General also gave an assurance that he would bring crime rate to a lowest minimum through strategies and inputs expected of his men at this time.