President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police, IGP.
Mr Baba is replacing Mohammed Adamu whose expired tenure was extended recently.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, made the disclosure at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the minister, the appointment was with immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Mr Baba was in charge of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The incoming IGP was promoted to the rank of DIG in December 2020.
He holds a masters’ degree in Public Administration and a B.A (Ed.) degree in Political Science.
A fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Baba attended several professional courses/workshops.
Baba, a Yobe-born police officer, had held several strategic positions in the Nigeria Police.
He had served as the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone-5, Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi and Zone-7, Abuja.
The acting I-G had served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory and Delta.
He had also served as the Acting DIG in charge of the Force Finance and Administration as well as the Force Secretary.