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VP Osinbajo Decorates New IGP, Usman Baba

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday decorated Usman Alkali Baba with the rank of Inspector-General of Police (IGP)

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday approved the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.

Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the appointment was with immediate effect.

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Baba replaced Mohammed Adamu whose tenure expired February 1, 2021, but was extended for a period of three months.

Until his appointment, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba was a Deputy Inspector-General, DIG of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) and will be in acting capacity pending the confirmation of his appointment.

Present at decoration ceremony were the former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu and his counterpart in the office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande.

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The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, also attended the ceremony.


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