Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP
NEWSMAN, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the acting inspector-general of police.
Minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, communicated the president’s directive to state house correspondents at the presidential villa on Tuesday.
Alkali, whose appointment is with immediate effect, was a deputy inspector-general of police until his appointment, and will replace Mohammed Adamu.
Buhari had on February 4 extended the tenure of Adamu as the IGP for three months.
Adamu, who was appointed in 2019, had clocked the mandatory 35 years in service on February 1 and was expected to have been replaced by the president.
His tenure extension had elicited widespread criticism and a resultant lawsuit.
Alkali Baba who is from Yobe state holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and a BA (ED) in Political Science. A fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has attended several professional courses/workshops, and has held several strategic positions in the past.