Usman Alkali-Baba is 58 years old
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday named the new Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba to replace IGP Mohammed Adamu whose tenure expired earlier this year.
So, who is Usman Alkali-Baba? Below are four things we know about him:
1. He is from in Gaidam, Yobe state, where he was born on March 1, 1963
2. He joined the Nigerian Police Force about 33 years ago on the 15th of March, 1988.
3. Until his appointment, he was a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.
4. Alkali obtained a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State in 1980.
5. He als obtained a BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.
6. The 58-year old has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.
His vision for Nigeria Police
In his CV, Alkali said that his policing vision is, “To enhance police primacy in Nigeria through the provision of a motivational and credible leadership driven by professional knowledge, ethics, emotional intelligence tools, and strategic planning and operational models that are directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations, facilities and standards within the framework of citizens, consent, trust, and rule of law.”