President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Usman Alkali Baba as the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday.
He immediately replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, whose tenure as the Inspector-General of Police ended in February having attained the mandatory 35 years in service.
President Buhari, however, extended Adamu’s tenure by three months, out of which the erstwhile police boss spent two months and three days.
The new acting IGP was born in 1963 and joined the Nigerian Police Force in March 1988.
He has a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a BA (ED) in Political Science from the University of Maiduguri and Bayero University, Kano respectively.
A fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alkali has attended several professional courses/workshops.
The Yobe-born police officer has held several strategic positions in the past.
These include Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police FCT and Delta Commands amongst others.