The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has decorated Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP.
On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Mr Baba as the new acting police boss, replacing Mohammed Adamu whose tenure was extended for three months.
Mr Osinbajo performed the ceremony at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa.
With this, Mr Baba would continue to be in acting capacity pending his confirmation by the senate.
Present at the ceremony are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and his colleague in the office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande.
Also present is the Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Temitope Fashedemi.
Until his appointment, Mr Baba was in charge of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The incoming IGP was promoted to the rank of DIG in December 2020.
He holds a masters’ degree in Public Administration and a B.A (Ed.) degree in Political Science.
A fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Baba attended several professional courses/workshops.
Baba, a Yobe-born police officer, had held several strategic positions in the Nigeria Police.
He had served as the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone-5, Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi and Zone-7, Abuja.
The acting I-G had served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory and Delta.
He had also served as the Acting DIG in charge of the Force Finance and Administration as well as the Force Secretary.