President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the acting inspector-general of police.
Muhammed Dingyadi, minister of police affairs, communicated the president’s directive to state house correspondents at the presidential villa on Tuesday.
The president said Alkali should replace Mohammed Adamu with immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Baba was the deputy inspector-general of police, force criminal investigation department, force headquarters.
He was born on March 1, 1963, in Geidam, Yobe state, and enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988.
Baba holds a teacher’s grade II certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe.
He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bayero University, Kano. He also has a masters in public administration from the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.