New IGP, Baba pledges commitment to police welfare, to work with NPTF

 New IGP, Baba pledges commitment to police welfare, to work with NPTF

By Rasaq Adebayo

 

The newly appointed Acting Inspector-General of Pòlice, Usman Alkali Baba, has said that police welfare would be his priority as he pledged to work closely with the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).

According to the NPTF Public Relations Officer (PRO) Okuwobi Olabisi, Baba said this when he visited the NPTF barely an hour after he was decorated with the rank of Inspector General of Police at the State House, Abuja, by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday where he declared his commitment to the welfare of the police.

His visit to the Police Finance House, temporarily accommodating the Nigeria Police Trust Fund was his first duty as the IGP.

He emphasised his pledge to work very closely with the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) towards actualisation of the Trust Fund’s vision and mission for the Nigeria Police.

He said: “The Police Trust Fund is my first point of call after being decorated as the new Acting Inspector-General of Nigeria Police Force to let you and members of the Nigeria Police know that the intervention of NPTF is highly needed and expected at this crucial time. The mission of the Trust Fund targeted at having a well-trained, well-equipped and highly-motivated Police Force will be supported by my administration with unwavering cooperation.”

While receiving the IGP, the Executive Secretary of NPTF, Hon. Aliyu Ahmed Sokoto expressed his appreciation to the IGP for choosing NPTF as his first duty-call after being decorated by Vice President at the State House.

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He said: “The visit of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, will not be taken for granted. His visit underscores the importance of NPTF’s much needed intervention for the Nigeria Police Force.”

He therefore assured the IG of his administration’s commitment to the mandate of the NPTF.

“We at NPTF promise to work assiduously to deliver on the Fund’s mandate to the Nigeria Police,” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, had on Tuesday appointed DIG Usman Alkali Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu.

Born in 1963, Usman Baba is an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano, and the University of Maiduguri.

He joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

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