The Newly Appointed IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Has Only Two Years Left In Service
The newly appointed Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has only two years left in the Nigeria Police, The ICIR has found.
Baba was appointed Acting IGP on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari to replace former IGP Mohammed Adamu.
However, he has only two more years to spend as an officer of the Nigerian Police Force.
This is because the Acting IGP admitted in a 2014 interview that he joined the Police Force “sometimes in March 1988.”
He said this in the course of an interview with The Vanguard posted on September 24, 2014.
“Alkali Baba Usman was born sometime in 1963. I am an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano, and the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID.”
In his response within the interview, he had said, “I am married with kids. I joined the Nigerian Police Force sometime in March 1988. I rose from the rank of ASP, and thence to the rank of Commissioner of Police, final January 27th.”
This manner that he's 33 years in provider and 58 years of age. The Police Act prescribes a most of 35 years of provider and/or 60 years of age for retirement -whichever comes first.
Acting IGP Baba should be 35 years in service and 60 years in 2023, hence due for retirement within the election yr.
Part 111 Section 7 (6) of the Police Act, repealed as the Police Act Cap. P19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, prescribed a 4-yr unmarried tenure for someone appointed to the office of the IGP.
The appointment of an IGP is problem to the provisions of clause 18 (cool, which stipulates that each police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for a duration of 35 years or until he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is in advance.
If, like former IGP Adamu, his tenure is prolonged, there might be criminal fisticuffs, particularly because 2023 is an election 12 months.[NewsNaira]