President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to fully take advantage of Nigeria’s new position at the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO), also known as INTERPOL, to reinforce the campaign against insecurity in the country.
The President spoke yesterday when he received in audience the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, who was at the Presidential Villa to present to him AIG Garba Baba Umar, a Nigerian senior police officer who was recently elected as Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of INTERPOL.
While congratulating the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, who was also at the event, for having one of his men representing the whole of Africa, President Buhari said the new position should be used to encourage security personnel to put more effort into coping with their task of subduing insecurity in the country.
“This is very good for our Police and I hope that the IGP would take note. Now that one of you is representing the whole of Africa, it is something that you must take to the police, especially the officer corps so that they can put in more effort in trying to cope with our security challenges,” he said.
The President also extended his congratulations to the new Vice President of INTERPOL, urging him not to relent on his good records.
The Minster of Police Affairs, in his remarks, said AIG Garba Baba Umar had always distinguished himself in the service in various capacities and his election into the prestigious seat was well merited.
AIG Umar was elected into the position on November 25, 2021 at the 89th General Assembly of INTERPOL which held in Istanbul, Turkey.