How acting IGP Usman Baba was appointed — Buhari | Dailytrust

How acting IGP Usman Baba was appointed — Buhari

From right: President Muhammadu Buhari; National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno [rtd]; Services Chiefs and others during the President’s arrival from UK yesterday.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday explained how Usman Alkali Baba was appointed as acting Inspector-General of Police.

The president was fielding questions from State House correspondents on his arrival from London after a routine medical check-up.

The president said due process was strictly followed in the selection of the new IGP.

He said: “Well, we went through the system. There was a committee by the Minister of Police Affairs, they gave me some names and he happened to be the one chosen.

“He knows his job, he has been in it for a long time, he went through all the trainings; he has the necessary experience. So, we have a high expectation from him.”

Buhari again challenged the new service chiefs and the acting IGP to work diligently towards meeting the expectations of Nigerians

“Oh yes, they (service chiefs) have been in the system all the way, they know what is wrong, they know what is right and I think they are doing their best. I hope their best will be good enough for Nigeria,” the president said.

Speaking earlier on his arrival at the airport, Buhari had said his medical check-up in London “went very well”.

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