President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
Prior to his elevation, Alkali Baba was the DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, who made the announcement on Tuesday, said the appointment takes immediate effect.
Dingyadi said that the issues of professionalism, competence and years of service were considered before the appointment.
Dateline Nigeria reports that Usman Alkali Baba holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and a BA (ED) in Political Science.
A fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, AIG Alkali has attended several professional courses/workshops.
The Yobe born Police Officer has held several strategic positions in the past.
These include: Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police FCT and Delta Commands amongst others. Until his posting as the DIG in-charge Finance and Administration, he was the Force Secretary.