President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
He replaces Mohammed Adamu whose tenure was extended by 3 months in February by the President.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa Abuja, said the appointment takes immediate effect.
The president had on February 4, 2021, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police for 3 months despite public criticism from some section of the media and even legal action.
The outgoing police boss has spent 2 months and 3 days out of the 3-months extension period.
The Minister said that Baba’s appointment was carefully made after the president considered issues of professionalism, competence, and numerous years of service.
The president urged DIG Usman Alkali Baba to among other things ensure that policing reform policies are fully prioritized to engender peace across the country.