President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Usman Alkali Baba, as acting Inspector General of Police with prompt impact.
Pastor of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, revealed this to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.
Buhari had on February 4 expanded the residency of Adamu for a quarter of a year. Adamu, in any case, gone through two months and three days of the all-inclusive period.
Inquired as to why the president didn’t permit the Adamu to last the three months of his augmentation, the priest answered: “The president knows about this and you can’t remove that obligation from him; he’s the person who is responsible for selecting or broadening residencies.
“He has now chosen to designate a renewed individual. In this way, if it’s not too much trouble, permit him that duty and we can’t do anything about it.”
Dingyadi clarified that the arrangement of the acting IG followed an intensive check of a waitlist of appropriately qualified cops from the position of DIGs and AIGs.
He said every one of the shortlisted up-and-comers were cops, qualified for arrangement as I-G, in accordance with Section 7, Sub-area 2 of the Nigeria Police Act (2020).
“The residency of the I-G Mohammed Adamu, which finished on February 1, 2021, was stretched out by theP president to empower a definite interaction of delegating another IG, in accordance with Section 15 (A) of the 1999 Constitution.
“After an intensive check of a waitlist of reasonably qualified cops from the position of DIGs and AIGs, who are qualified cops, qualified for arrangement as I-G, in accordance with Section 7, Sub-segment 2 of the Nigeria Police Act (2020).And having respects to status, demonstrable skill, record of administration and capability, the president has affirmed the arrangement of an acting I-G, in the individual of Usman Alkali Baba, with prompt impact.
“These progressions are in accordance with the assurance of the president to rejig the security engineering and to guarantee that the security challenges upsetting the country are finished.
“The president has, subsequently, charged the new nominee to adapt to the situation to guarantee policing change strategy of this organization are completely focused on and executed to empower the police to perform most viably for the harmony and security of lives and property, everything being equal,” he said.
Brought into the world in 1963, the new police supervisor has a Masters in Public Administration from University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno State and BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University (BUK), Kano State. He joined the power in March 1988.
The Geidam, Yobe-conceived cop, had stood firm on a few key footings in the Nigeria Police.
He had filled in as the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) responsible for Zone-5, Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi and Zone-7, Abuja.
He had filled in as the Commissioner of Police responsible for the Federal Capital Territory and Delta.
Baba was elevated to the position of DIG in December 2020 and was accountable for the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).
He holds an experts degree in Public Administration and a B.A (Ed.) degree in Political Science. An individual of the National Defense College and an individual from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Baba went to a few expert courses/workshops.
He had likewise filled in as the Acting DIG accountable for the Force Finance and Administration just as the Force Secretary.