The Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali on Wednesday assumed duty as the the 21st indigenous police boss in Nigeria, a ceremony held at the police headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Penpushing reports that, the handing over ceremony was climaxed with the symbolic handover of the Nigeria Police flag between the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and the successor, Usman Alkali
The statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said the new police boss pledged to harness all human and material resources of the Force towards improving security, safety, law and order in the country.
Penpushing further reports that, Alkali was appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari, on 6th April, 2021, to take over from Mohammed Abubakar Adam who retired after 35years of meritorious service to the nation.
The new police boss is a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Geidam in Yobe State. He was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March, 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police at the prestigious Nigeria Police Academy (Annex), Kaduna. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Penpushing also reports a statement said the astute crime-fighter and versatile manager of men and resources, has held several strategic positions in the past cutting across all the departments of the Force,adding that these include: Acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Department of Finance and Administration, the Force Secretary, Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi and Zone-7 Abuja.
The police leader was also a former Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Delta Commands amongst others. Until his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police and, he was the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department.
Penpushing reports that Alkali holds a policing vision of enhancing police primacy in the protection of lives and property,also believes in the provision of motivational and credible leadership driven by professionalism and strategic planning, all directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations within the framework of citizens’ consent, trust, and the rule of law.
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