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IGP appoints new DIG operations, police secretary

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
03 November 2020   |   1:39 pm
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the posting of Deputy Inspector General, Sanusi Lemu, and Assistant Inspector-General Usman Alkali Baba. Lemu is the DIG, Department of Operations, while Baba is the acting DIG, Finance and Administration. Police spokesman Frank Mba, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the posting of the senior officers is…

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the posting of Deputy Inspector General, Sanusi Lemu, and Assistant Inspector-General Usman Alkali Baba.

Lemu is the DIG, Department of Operations, while Baba is the acting DIG, Finance and Administration.

Police spokesman Frank Mba, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the posting of the senior officers is due to the recent vacuum occasioned by the retirement of DIG Abdulmajid Ali and DIG Abduldahiru Danwawu after the completion of their statutory years of service.

“The new Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, DIG Sanusi N. Lemu, a consummate police officer, holds a BA(Ed) in Political Science and has attended several professional courses including Intermediate Command Course, Senior Command Course, Peacekeeping Training Course,” Mba said in a statement.

“He is a distinguished member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos. The Niger State born cop has held many Command positions including the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna and Bauchi Police Commands. Until his recent promotion/posting, he was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zonal Headquarters (Zone-12), Bauchi.

“AIG Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), fdc holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and a BA (ED) in Political Science. A fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, AIG Alkali has attended several professional courses/workshops. The Yobe born Police Officer 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 recent posting as the Ag. DIG in-charge Finance and Administration, he was the Force Secretary.

“The IGP has equally approved the posting of AIG Mustapha Dandaura as the Force Secretary and Member of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team. He takes over from AIG Alkali Baba. AIG Mustapha Dandaura, who was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March, 1990, holds a Master of Science Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in History from the Bayero University, Kano.

“Prior to his promotion and appointment as the Force Secretary, he was the Force Provost Marshal, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He has also served as the Commissioner of Police Rivers, Anambra and Railway Police Commands.

He noted that Inspector-General of Police, charged the senior officers to bring their vast experiences and professionalism to bear in “their leadership of the Departments/Office so as to enhance the ongoing drive at repositioning the Force for improved service delivery.

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