Barely an hour after the newly appointed Acting Inspector -General of Pòlice, Usman Alkali Baba was decorated with the rank of Inspector General of Police at the State House, Abuja, by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, the Ag. IGP. proceeded to the Police Finance House, temporarily accommodating the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. Ag IGP. Usman Baba paid a visit on the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, Hon. Aliyu Ahmed Sokoto and members of the management team where he pledged to work very closely with the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) towards actualisation of the Trust Fund’s vision and mission for the Nigeria Police. He said “The Police Trust Fund is my first port of call after being decorated as the new Acting Inspector-General of Nigeria Police Force to let you and members of the Nigeria Police know that the intervention of NPTF is highly needed and expected at this crucial time” He went on to say that ” …the mission of the Trust Fund targeted at having a well-trained, well-equipped and highly-motivated Police Force will be supported by my administration with unwavering cooperation.” The Executive Secretary of NPTF, Hon. Aliyu Ahmed Sokoto earlier in his welcome address expressed his appreciation to the IGP for choosing NPTF as his first duty-call after being decorated by Vice President at the State House. He said ” the visit of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, will not be taken for granted.” He noted further thus ” this visit underscores the importance of NPTF’s much needed intervention for the Nigeria Police Force.” He went on to assure the Acting Inspector-General of Police of his administration’s commitment to the mandate of the NPTF. ‘We at NPTF promise to work assiduously to deliver on the Fund’s mandate to the Nigeria Police” He assured.
President Muhammadu Buhari through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, had on Tuesday appointed DIG Usman Alkali Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu.
Born in 1963, Usman Baba, is an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano, and the University of Maiduguri. He joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.