President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as Acting Inspector General of Police.
The Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi who announced this while briefing state House Correspondents said the appointment takes immediate effect.
The Acting IGP Usman Alkali who until the DIG in charge Of Criminal Investigation Department replaces IGP Mohammed Adamu whose tenure on the first of February This year.
The appointment of the Acting Inspector General of Police by the President is inline with section 7 sub section 2 of the Nigeria Police Act 2020
In appointing the Acting Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba by president Muhammadu Buhari the Minister explained that seniority, professionalism, record of service and competence were taken into consideration.