CAN Hails Usman Baba’s Appointment as AG-IGP

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State Chapter, has hailed the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as the new Acting Inspector-General of Police. This is even as Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, last Wednesday decorated the Deputy Inspector-General of Police as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.

Fides learnt through its Liaison Personnel to people and events in Northern Nigeria, Alexander Johnosn Adejoh, that the chairman, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, Rev John Joseph Hayab, in a statement, said, ‘Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State Chapter, rejoices with the new IGP.’

The CAN, Kaduna State Chapter, according to the statement, enjoined all Nigerians, irrespective of differences, to support the new IGP to take the country off the present security challenges.

The statement explained that the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba at the helm of affairs of the Police should be seen by Nigerians as a welcome development in an attempt to free Nigeria from the insecurity ravaging her for some time now.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (right) and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi (left) decorate Usman Alkali Baba (middle) as the Acting Inspector-General of Police

‘The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has worked in different capacities in Kaduna State. His contributions of 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,’ the statement read in part.

Rev. Hayab said the appointment of IGP Usman Alkali Baba came at a good time, considering that Nigerians needed a man who had the vision and a road map towards bringing an end to the various challenges and frustrations that the country had gone through.

According to the statement, ‘Having known the Acting IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, for some years, with a determination to bring sanity to the human race, l call on Nigerians to cooperate with the new IGP so that together we will realize peace in the land once more.

‘No doubt, he needs Nigerians’ sincere advice, suggestions and prayers, on the way forward for a free society that is devoid of any form of criminality.

‘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.

‘While we welcome the Acting IGP, let us all give him all the support and advice that is needed for the police under his leadership to succeed.’