Buhari receives Alkali Baba


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, met behind closed door with acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The acting IGP was officially presented to Buhari by the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi.

The president had announced the appointment of Baba, while in London, via Dingyadi.

The new IGP was among the dignitaries at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Thursday to welcome the president, who returned home after 16 days medical check-up in London.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the president, the new acting IGP said he was in the villa for formal introduction to the president.

“My Minister brought me to the president for an introduction and he has introduced me to him.

“I also thanked the president for giving me the opportunity to serve Nigeria in acting capacity as Inspector General of Police. I have also promised to do my best to change the narrative as far as internal security is concerned in the country.

“I’m coming back for a full brief,’’ he said.

On his part, Dingyadi gave assurance that measures had been put in place to provide adequate equipment and trainings aimed at boosting the morale of the Police personnel in the country.


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