Nigeria Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has decorated the new acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, with his new rank of IGP in the State House, Abuja.
The decoration came after Baba’s appointment as acting IGP by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
This was disclosed to the State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who said that the appointment was with immediate effect.
The new Acting IGP replaced the former IGP, Mohammed Adamu whose tenure expired on February 1, 2021, but his tenure was extended by three months by President Buhari.
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.