On Friday, June 4, 2021, the Police Council agreed that Alkali Usman Baba should be the official Inspector General of Police. Let’s read his full biography and net worth below.
He was chosen by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to replace Mohammed Adamu, who was retiring from the Nigeria Police Force in February 2021.
Wikipedia Profile & Background
|Real Name:||Alkali Baba Usman|
|Other Name:||IGP Baba Usman|
|Date of Birth:||1 March 1963|
|Age:||59 years old @ 2022|
|State of Origin:||Yobe State, Nigeria|
|Place of Birth:||Geidam, Yobe State|
|Wife:||Hajiya Hajara Usman Alkali Baba|
|Net Worth:||< $500k|
|Current Position:||Inspector General of NIgerian Police|
|Education:||University of Maiduguri – Bayero University Kano – Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State|
Usman Baba Biography
Alkali Baba Usman CFR, who was born on March first, nineteen sixty-three, is the 21st Nigerian Inspector General of Police and the one who is in charge right now, 2023. Usman is married to Hajiya Hajara Usman, they are happily married with kids.
In October 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari gave him the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), which is a Nigerian national honor.
State of Origin
Alkali Usman Baba was born in Geidam, Yobe State, Nigeria. Geidam is a Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria. Yobe state is located in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.
Age – Date of Birth
He was born in the year, 1963 on the 1st day of March. He is currently at the age of, 59 years old and will turn 60 years old in this year, 2023.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bayero University Kano in 1985 before moving on to the University of Maiduguri, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration in 1997.
Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State, awarded him a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate. Baba attended National Defence College’s course 22/2014 2014.
Alkali joined the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988, and rose through the ranks to become an assistant superintendent of police before being promoted to commissioner of police on January 27, 2013.
He was appointed commissioner of police in Delta State in 2014. He worked as DIG Force CID and force secretary at the Nigerian army’s headquarters in Abuja. He worked as the FCT’s deputy commissioner for investigations and as a directing staff member at the staff college.
He has also worked in Kaduna as the administration deputy commissioner and the CID assistant commissioner. He was an area commander in Ilorin. He was the second-in-command at Ebonyi State.
He has worked as a divisional police officer, DPO, in Kaduna, Yola, Jos, and Gombe States. Baba was a former Zone 5 assistant inspector-general of police in charge of Edo, Delta, and Bayelsa states. Baba is a member of the International Association of Police and a fellow of the International War College.
Career In the Police Force
Mohammed Adamu retired from the Nigeria Police Force in February 2021 and was replaced by Alkali Usman Baba on April 6, 2021, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Before he became IG of police, he was deputy inspector-general of police, force criminal investigation department, force headquarters.
He is expected to be worth more or less than, $500k.
Usman Baba Retirement
Mohammed Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, said on Wednesday that Usman Baba will not retire when he turns 60 years old on March 1, 2023. Dingyadi’s comments came after new worries that the IGP might retire during the elections in 2023.
Usman Baba will be 60 years old on March 1, 2023, which is four days after the presidential election and ten days before the governorship elections on February 25 and March 11.
According to the minister, the Police Act of 2020 gives the IGP a four-year term that can’t be cut short even when the IGP reaches the age of retirement.
When our reporter asked Dingyadi if the IGP would retire at 60 like other civil servants, he said, “Let me say that by the provision of the Police Act 2020,
The IG is now supposed to have a kind of four-year term, and Mr. President has already given him a letter of appointment to that effect.
“So, there’s no question of IG going out during this election time.” On April 6, 2021, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), put the DIG at the time, Baba, in charge of the police force.
Two months later, the Police Council made it official that he was in charge of the Force. Research shows that at least 290 senior officers are likely to leave their jobs between January and March 2023.
They have more than 35 Chief Superintendents of Police, 47 Superintendents of Police, 55 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 70 Assistant Superintendents of Police.
They also have 10 Commissioners of Police, 5 Deputy Commissioners of Police, over 20 Assistant Commissioners of Police, 10 Superintendents of Police, 47 Superintendents of Police, 55 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and more than 20 Assistant Commissioners of Police.
Dingyadi also said that the FEC had approved a draft bill for an Act to set up the Nigeria Police Force College Training School and Institutions. 
He said that the piece of legislation will only give legal support to about 20 training centers that already exist across the country. It won’t let any new ones be built.