Police Council confirms Baba as IGP

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The Police Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed Usman Baba as inspector-general of police.

Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the  Police Council meeting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja said Baba was unanimously confirmed.

President Buhari had on April 6, appointed Baba as acting Inspector General of Police.

Baba was a deputy inspector-general of police before his promotion.

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Those in attendance of the meeting include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Chairman of the Governors’ Forum Kayode Fayemi and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Others physically attending the meeting are Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Ministers of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi; Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola; Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammed Bello and Chairman Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith.

The meeting, which was earlier scheduled for Thursday 27th May, 2021, was postponed in honour of memory of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other Senior Military Officers and Service Men, who died in a plane crash.