President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Baba replaces Mohammed Adamu whose tenure was extended early in the year.
His acting appointment was disclosed on Tuesday to State House correspondents by the Minister of Police Affair, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The Acting IGP was born on March 1, 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State. He enlisted in the Nigeria Police on March 15, 1988.
He was until his appointment a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.
He holds a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State in 1980.
He obtained a BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.
He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.