Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo decorated the new acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba.
Brand Spur Nigeria understands that Usman Alkali Baba has replaced IGP Muhammad Adamu whose tenure expired on February 1, 2021, but got extended by three months by President Buhari. to become Nigeria’s 21st Inspector General Police.
IGP Alkali Baba’s appointment was announced on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi to newsmen at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Until his appointment, Alkali Baba was a Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police and will be in the acting capacity pending the time the Senate will confirm him.
Present at the decoration ceremony taking place at Vice President Conference Hall are: the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, and his colleague in the office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande.
Also present is the Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Mr Temitope Fashedemi.
Osinbajo Task IGP Alkali Baba To Restore Dignity Of The Police Force
Yemi Osinbajo also tasked the IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to restore confidence and the dignity of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
“The organization you are leading is one that is itself facing several challenges, your officers work in extremely difficult conditions and some face the threat of superior power by terrorists and hostile non-state actors while in the line of duty.
“There is no question at all that there is a lot to be done.
”Under your leadership, the Police must now rebuild some bridges of trust and regain the confidence of the citizens.
”This is an ongoing challenge and task that the Police Force and all the senior members of the Police must take on as a responsibility.
”They must continue to rebuild their trust with the Nigerian public.”
What You Must Know About IGP Alkali Baba
The Acting IGP was born on 1st March 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State. He enlisted in the Nigeria Police on 15th March, 1988.
Alkali Baba was until his appointment a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.
IGP Alkali Baba holds a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State in 1980.
The Police IG obtained a BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.
In his curriculum vitae, he said that his policing vision is, “To enhance police primacy in Nigeria through the provision of a motivational and credible leadership driven by professional knowledge, ethics, emotional intelligence tools, and strategic planning and operational models that are directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations, facilities and standards within the framework of citizens, consent, trust, and rule of law.”