The Nigeria Police Council on Friday, June 4, confirmed the appointment of Alkali Usman Baba as the substantive Inspector General of Police.
The Police Council meeting was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the First Lady’s Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, confirmed the development to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. Dingyadi added that the appointment of Baba as IGP was unanimously confirmed.
According to him, the president has directed the new IG to ensure that the insecurity challenge facing the nation is fought with vigour and brought to the barest minimum under his watch as IG.
Recall that President Buhari had on April 6, appointed Alkali Usman Baba as the acting Inspector General of Police.
Baba was a Deputy Inspector General of Police before his promotion.