Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has directed that Usman Alkali Baba, should replace Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of the Police (Acting). The directive which takes immediate was made public by the Nigerian Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammed Dingyadi, while addressing state house correspondents at the presidential villa on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
The tenure of Inspector Mohammed Adamu who was appointed in 2019, had expired on February 1, 2021, after clocking the mandatory 35 years in service, but President Muhammadu Buhari on February 4, extended his stay in office by 3 months, citing new police act that affords Adamu the chance to remain in office longer. With widespread criticism from the public, the president has moved to appoint Baba despite Adamu not seeing out the three months.
Born on March 1, 1963 in Geidam, Yobe State, the new IGP prior his appointment served as the deputy inspector-general of police, force criminal investigation department, force headquarters. Aside holding a teacher’s grade II certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe, the acting IGP also posses a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bayero University, Kano, and a masters degree in public administration (University of Maidugri, Borno State).
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