President Buhari appoints Baba new IGP, replaces Adamu
President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who announced the appointment on behalf of the president said Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) would replace Mohammed Adamu in an acting capacity.
According to the minister, the issues of professionalism, competence and years of service were considered before the appointment.
The new IGP was born on March 1, 1963, in Geidam, Yobe state, and enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988.
Baba holds a teacher’s grade II certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe.
He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bayero University, Kano.
He also has a masters in public administration from the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.
Buhari had on February 4, 2021, extended the tenure of Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months.
Adamu has spent two months and three days out of the three months extension.