Two months and three days after the extension of former IGP’s tenure, Mohammed Adamu, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced DIG Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
According to the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, the appointment takes immediate effect.
This was disclosed by Dingyadi, to the State House Correspondents today, at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
Usman Alkali, was born on 1st March, 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State. He enlisted in the Nigeria Police on 15th March, 1988. Prior to his appointment, he was a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.
He obtained a BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985. and also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from University of Maiduguri, Borno State (1997).
He once stated 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.”