CHRISTIAN Association of Nigeria (Can) officials have welcomed the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting inspector-general of police saying he is a man of integrity who is certain to tackle the insecurity menace in a professional manner.
Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari named deputy inspector-general of police Baba as the new head of the Nigeria Police Force pending approval by the National Assembly. Mr Baba from Geidam, Yobe State, replaces Mohammed Adamu from Lafia, in Nasarawa State, who is retiring after 35 years in the service.
Responding to the appointment, Reverend John Joseph Hayab, the chairman of the Kaduna State chapter of Can, said: “Following President Muhammadu Buhari appointment of Deputy Inspector General Usman Alkali Baba as the acting inspector-general of police (IGP), the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, rejoices with the new IGP. We enjoin all Nigerians irrespective of any difference to support the new IGP to enable the country address the present security challenges.
“The acting inspector-general of police, Usman Alkali Baba, has worked in different capacities in Kaduna State. His contributions towards maintaining peace in the state cannot easily be forgotten, hence his sincerity, honesty and wealth of experience to ensure a peaceful society is still very fresh in our minds.”
He added that the appointment should be seen by Nigerians as a welcome development in attempt to free the country from the current spate of insecurity. Reverend Hayab noted that the appointment came at a good time, considering that Nigerians needed a man, who has the vision and a road map towards bringing an end the various challenges and frustrations that the country has gone through.
“Having known the acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba for some years, with a determination to bring sanity to the human race, I call on Nigerians to cooperate with him so that together we will realise peace in the land once more. He is a man that has a listening ear to any constructive advice, hence, Nigerians should be rest assured that their sincere observations on the way forward towards a peaceful society will be highly looked into by the new IGP,” Reverend Hayab added.
He explained that the new IGP no doubt, needs Nigerians’ sincere advice, suggestions and prayers on the way forward for a free society that is devoid of any form of criminality. Reverend Hayab called on Nigerians to give him all the support and the advice that is needed for the police under his leadership to succeed.