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  • Updated: November 03, 2020

IGP Approves Redeployment Of DIG, AIG To New Departments

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the posting of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Sanusi Lemu, and Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as DIG in-charge of the Department of Operations and acting DIG in-charge of Finance and Administration, respectively.

The deployment of the senior officers was sequel to the retirement of DIGs Abdulmajid Ali and Abduldahiru Danwawu, after the completion of their statutory years of service.

The IG 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 Baba.

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This was contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, titled, ‘As two police departments get new heads, IGP approves posting of AIG Mustapha Dandaura As Force Secretary.’

It read in part, “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.

“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."

Adamu charged the officers to bring their experiences and professionalism to bear in their leadership of the departments “so as to enhance the ongoing drive at repositioning the Force for improved service delivery.”

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

is a media and communications professional | digital media strategist. A proud Nigerian and an advo...

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