- President Buhari received IGP Usman Baba in Aso Rock on Monday, April 19
- Baba became the acting IGP while the president was in London
- The new police boss was presented to Buhari by the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi
Maigari Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, has formally presented the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng reports that Baba was named acting IGP to replace Mohammed Adamu while the president was in London for a routine medical checkup.
Dingyadi told State House correspondents on Monday, April 19, that he was at the Presidential Villa to present the acting IGP to the president.
The minister said:
“You know he was decorated in the absence of Mr. President and we thought we should formally come to meet Mr. President to tell him that he has formally taken over and to seek for his fatherly advice, as to the way forward.
“He has congratulated the new acting IGP and he has asked us to ensure that we do the best that we can to ensure that he justifies the confidence that he has reposed in him."
He added that the government would ensure the provision of adequate equipment and personnel as well as ensure proper training and welfare of the personnel.
Speaking on the new appointment, Baba said he promised the president at the meeting to do his best to change the negative narrative about security in the country.
He said the police under his watch would need improvement in terms of logistics, manpower and equipment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari revealed the procedures he took before appointing the new acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
It was reported that the president disclosed that IGP Baba has been a part of the system all along before his latest elevation to become the police boss.
He said that a committee was formed by the Ministry of Police Affairs that submitted a list of names from which Baba was chosen.