Ex-IGP Adamu Formally Hands Over To Alkali
The immediate past Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has formally handed over to the new acting Inspector General, Usman Alkali.
The handing/taking over of leadership between the former and new Police Chiefs was held in a brief but colourful ceremony at the Force Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday witnessed by top police officers across the country.
The event was climaxed with the symbolic handover of the Nigeria Police flag.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday named Alkali as the new acting IGP.
He took over from Adamu who retired after 35 years of meritorious service to the nation
The new IGP, who is the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, thanked the President for the opportunity given him to serve the nation and humanity.
In a statement by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the acting IGP, in his remark, pledged to harness all human and material resources of the Force towards improving security, safety, law and order in the country.
Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, psc (+), fdc, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Geidam in Yobe State.
He was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March, 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police at the prestigious Nigeria Police Academy (Annex), Kaduna.
He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
The astute crime-fighter and versatile manager of men and resources, has held several strategic positions in the past cutting across all the departments of the Force.
These include: Ag. Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Department of Finance and Administration, the Force Secretary, Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi and Zone-7 Abuja.
He was also a former Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Delta Commands amongst others.
Until his appointment as the Ag. IGP, he was the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department.
Alkali Baba holds a policing vision of enhancing police primacy in the protection of lives and property.
He believes in the provision of motivational and credible leadership driven by professionalism and strategic planning, all directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations within the framework of citizens’ consent, trust, and the rule of law.