Usman Alkali Baba Profile: Meet New Inspector General Of Police
New IGP, Usman Alkali Baba.

Usman Alkali Baba Profile has emerged after appointment as new Inspector General of Police (IGP).


NewsOne Nigeria had reported earlier that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), Usman Alkali Baba, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

This online news platform understands that the new IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, is to replace Muhammed Adamu, as the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force.


The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday.

According to the minister, the new IGP’s appointment was carefully made, after the president considered issues of professionalism, competence, and numerous years of service.

President Buhari urged DIG Usman Alkali Baba to among other things ensure that policing reform policies are fully prioritized to engender peace across the country.

Usman Alkali Baba Profile: Meet New IGP – Usman Alkali Baba Biography

Usman Alkali Baba date of birth – Usman Alkali Baba state of origin

The newly appointed acting inspector general of police born on the 1st of March 1963 and hails from Yobe state, northern Nigeria. The new IGP hails from Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.


Usman Alkali Baba education

DIG Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), fdc holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and a BA (ED) in Political Science from the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Bayero University, Kano, northern Nigeria, respectively.


The new IGP is a member of Course 22/2014, a fellow of National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Usman Alkali Baba family

The new IGP is married with children.

Courses attended by Usman Alkali Baba


As part of his policing vision, he aims to enhance police primacy in Nigeria through the provision of motivational and credible leadership, directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations, facilities and standards within the framework of citizens, consent, trust, and the rule of law.

DIG Alkali has attended several professional courses/workshops. He has held several strategic positions in the past.

“These include: Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police FCT and Delta Commands amongst others. Until his posting as the DIG in-charge Finance and Administration in November 2020, he was Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.


Usman Alkali Baba promotion in the police

Usman Alkali Baba was elevated Commissioner of Police on January 27, 2014 and
later Assistant Inspector-General of Police on July 12, 2016.

The new IGP was promoted Acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of (Finance and Administration) in November 2020, and later
re-assigned to head the Force Criminal Investigation Department on December 18, 2020.



Usman Alkali Baba retirement from the police force

The new IGP, Usman Alkali Baba is due for retirement on March 01, 2023.

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