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Security: See What Buhari Orders Alkali Baba to Do as Acting IGP

Security: See What Buhari Orders Alkali Baba to Do as Acting IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked Usman Alkali Baba, the newly appointed acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to rise to the security challenges bedeviling the country and to ensure policing reform policy of his administration.

Announcing the appointment of Alkali to replace Mohammed Adamu who is retiring from the police, the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi explained that Alkali is expected to prioritize the reform policy and ensure the full implementation to enable the police to effectively perform and ensure peace and security of lives and properties of all Nigerians.

Addressing the State House Correspondents on Tuesday at the presidential villa, Abuja Dingyadi disclosed that Alkali emerged as the successor of Adamu after two months and three days of his tenure elongation and that the decision was after a thorough check of the shortlist of suitably qualified police officers.

“After a thorough check of a shortlist of suitably qualified police officers from the rank of DIGs and AIGs, who are eligible police officers, eligible for appointment as IGP,” the Minister said.

He noted that the selection and appointment was in line with Section 7, subsection 2 of the Nigeria Police Act (2020). “Having regards to seniority, professionalism, record of service and competence, Mr President has approved the appointment of an acting IGP, in the person of Usman Alkali Baba, PSE, FDC, with immediate effect”.

“These changes are in line with the determination of Mr President to rejig the security architecture country, to ensure that the security challenges bedevilling the nation are brought to an end.

Mr President has therefore charged the new appointee to rise to the challenge to ensure policing reform policy of this administration are fully prioritised and implemented to enable the police perform most effectively for the peace and security of lives and property of all Nigerians.

Mr President thanks the outgoing IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, for his professionalism and dedication to duty during the period of his tenure. He wished him all the best in his future endeavours,” Dingyadi stated.

Alkali Baba who is from Gaidam in Yobe State was born in 1963 and has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Borno State, with a BA (ED) in Political Science from Bayero University Kano.

He joined the Nigeria Police Force sometime in March 1988 and has risen through the ranks to Deputy Inspector General of Police. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and a fellow of the International War College.

He has attended 13 professional courses and workshops both within and outside the country, and has served in 30 stations in various capacities, and has received six awards.

Security: See What Buhari Orders Alkali Baba to Do as Acting IGP

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