The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, April 7, in Abuja decorated Mr Usman Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G).
1st News reports that Baba, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police was on Tuesday appointed as acting Inspector General of Police by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Baba’s appointment was announced by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, when he addressed State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa.
He said that the appointment was with immediate effect.
The Acting I-G replaced Mr Mohammed Adamu whose tenure ended on Feb; but Buhari extended his tenure for three months.
The decoration event by Osinbajo was witnessed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; the immediate past I-G, Adamu and the Minister of Police Affairs, Dingyadi.
Others were the Permanent Secretaries, State House, Tijjani Umar and Ministry of Police Affairs; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
This came in the wake of the inspection by Osinbajo of the Owerri Police Command which was attacked by suspected gunmen.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom (UK) Chapter, has described as ill-motivated and unnecessary the protest by some Nigerians in the UK against President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical trip abroad.
Mr Ade Omole, leader of the APC chapter said this in a statement on Tuesday, April 6; while reacting to a protest against the President’s trip, organised by Reno Omokri on Monday in London.
“Omokri, a former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had said that the protest was to harass Buhari out of London,” Omole recalled.
He noted that although Omokri has rights to protest, he was only being insensitive by organising the “one-man protest’’.
Omole also noted that the ex-presidential aide had not x-rayed the numerous achievements of the Buhari-led administration.
He said that the APC UK would continue to support the Buhari-led administration; saying that all well meaning Nigerians should do same.