Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has decorated Usman Alkali Baba with the rank of Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday approved the appointment of Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.
The appointment which was announced by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, took immediate effect.
The Acting IGP replaced Mohammed Adamu whose tenure expired February 1, 2021, but had it extended for three months.
Until his appointment, Baba was a Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police.
In attendance at the decoration ceremony which took place at Vice President Conference Hall are 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, Malam 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.