Buhari extends service of own ADC, Abdulkarim Dauda Daura for 3 years
A leaked memo has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved and ordered the Nigeria Police Force to extend the stay of his nephew, Abdulkarim Dauda, in the force by three years, Sahara Reporters report.
The memo was shared on Twitter by Farooq Kperogi, a critic of Buhari and a professor at the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, United States.
Dauda is currently serving as the Personal Chief Security Officer (PCSO) of Buhari.
Dauda, who is directly related to Mamman Daura, removed the name Daura from his public documents to avoid public suspicion.
Dauda joined the force in 1985 and he is due for retirement from active service in January 2020 but his stay was extended by three years.
It was gathered that Dauda was promoted twice in three years and his promotion was influenced by President Buhari.
Dauda also gained rapid promotion from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police in 2015 to become the Commissioner of Police in just four years.
The leaked memo shared by Farooq Kperogi, approving his extension in service, which was signed by the Secretary of the Nigeria Police Force, AIG Usman Alkali, with reference number DTO:041500/10/2019, noted that Dauda, a Commissioner of Police, would remain in service till 2023.
The memo reads in part, “Extension of Service P.No 23853 COMPOL Abdulkarim Dauda (CP) X. The President X Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces X Chairman Police Council X has graciously approved the extension of service of CP Abdulkarim Dauda to May 13, 2023, X When he would have attained sixty (60) years of age X COMPOL Info-Tech only X Amend your records X please.”