Due process was followed in the appointment of acting IG of police – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has made it known to Nigerians that the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the acting Inspector-General of Police was done by following due process.

Recall the acting IGP was decorated by Prof. Osinbajo in the absence of Buhari where he said: “This is a departure from the past when the selection of the new Inspector General of Police often meant the immediate retirement of a cohort of senior police officers whose vast experience and training would no longer be available to the country.

“This appointment, which is largely on the basis of seniority and competence, will ensure that you have access to professional and experienced officers to support you in your new role.

Buhari arrived at the airport yesterday after he went on a medical trip in London for some check up where he was asked a series of questions from State House correspondents.

Buhari said: “Well, we went through the system. There was a committee by the Minister of Police Affairs, they gave me some names and he happened to be the one chosen.

“He knows his job, he has been in it for a long time, he went through all the trainings; he has the necessary experience. So, we have a high expectation from him. Oh yes, they (service chiefs) have been in the system all the way, they know what is wrong, they know what is right and I think they are doing their best. I hope their best will be good enough for Nigeria,”