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Osinbajo decorates new IGP Usman Alkali Baba

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, decorated the new acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba with his new rank at the State House, Abuja.

This is coming few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who announced the appointment to newsmen at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, said the appointment was with immediate effect.

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

Also present were the Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijani Umar and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs.

The Acting IGP replaces Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure expired February 1, 2021, but remained in office on the directive of President Buhari.

Until his appointment, Baba was a Deputy Inspector-General, DIG of Police and will be in acting capacity pending his confirmation by the senate.