The new IGP Usman Baba has been decorated with his new rank by Vice President Osinbajo, a day after his appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Inspector General of Police.
According to reports from the Presidency, the new IGP Usman Baba was decorated with his new rank on Wednesday 7th April 2021, by Vice President Osinbajo at the State House.
The new IGP Usman Baba replaces Mohammed Adamu who was on official assignment to Imo State when his removal was announced.
The announcement of the new police chief was made by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, while briefing journalists at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday.
The appointment comes a day after the police headquarters in Owerri, Imo State, was attacked by unknown gunmen.
Coincidentally, the outgoing IGP visited Imo State for an on the spot assessment of the damages of Monday’s incident when his sack was announced.
Mr Buhari had extended the tenure of Mr Adamu as the IGP by three months.
The president said the extension was to allow him more time to choose a successor to the outgoing IGP.
Mr Adamu was due to retire from the police on February 1, having spent a maximum of 35 years in service.
The newly appointed acting inspector general of police born on March 1, 1963, and hails from Geidam in Yobe state, with a record of meritorious service over the years in the force.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Bayero Usman University, Kano in 1985 and holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Degree from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State 1997.
The Wednesday’s ceremony by Vice President Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja, puts to rest the argument that President Muhammadu Buhari did not hand over powers to his Vice before leaving for the United Kingdom for a medical checkup.