Usman Alkali Baba and Mohammed Adamu

Mohammed Adamu has relinquished the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force to the newly appointed Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

Reports have it that the outgoing IGP handed over to Baba on Tuesday at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo earlier decorated Baba as the Acting IGP at the Aso Villa in Abuja following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

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The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi declared Baba’s appointment at the Presidential Villa when he briefed State House Correspondents.

Newly appointed IGP, Baba replaced Adamu whose tenure expired in February but Buhari gave him a three months extension. However, he had not used up the extension when the President announced his replacement.

Meanwhile, the Senate has confirmed the appointment of new service chiefs after the Committee on Defense tendered its report.

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan earlier gave a two-week deadline to the committee to consider the request of President Muhammadu Buhari, who urged the Senate to confirm the new service chiefs.

The committee, which was headed by Senator Aliyu Wamakko, assessed the newly appointed service chiefs and submitted its report to the Senate in plenary on Tuesday.

Consequently, the Senate confirmed their appointment based on the recommendations of the Wamakko-led committee.

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The new service chiefs include Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea lrabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (Chief of Army Staff); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, (Chief of Naval Staff); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao as Chief of Air staff.



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