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Ag. IGP Baba appoints principal officers, retains CP Mba as Force Spokesman

By Hassan Zaggi

In an effort to hit the ground running, the Ag. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the posting of some principal aides.
One of them is AIG Hafiz Inuwa, who has been appointed as the Force Secretary and member of the Force Management Team.
Meanwhile, the IGP also approved the re-appointment of CP Frank Mba, as the Force Spokesman.
On the other hand,  Ag. CP Idowu Owohunwa, has been appointed as the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP.
 In a statement by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, the new Force Secretary, Hafiz Inuwa, takes over from AIG Mustapha Dandaura who has been redeployed to Zone-7 Police Headquarters, Abuja.
Prior to his appointment as the Force Secretary, the statement noted, he was the AIG in charge of Zone-13 Ukpo -Dunukofia in Awka, Anambra State, covering Anambra and Enugu State Police Commands.
He also previously served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Delta and Cross River States, amongst other strategic positions. He is a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru, Jos.
 The statement however, explained that CP Frank Mba, before now, has been the image maker of the Force since the tenure of the immediate past IGP, Mohammed Adamu.
CP Mba,  a lawyer and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), is also an alumnus of the University of Dundee, Scotland – United Kingdom, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Law.
A veteran Public Relations (PR) practitioner, he is being re-appointed as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and the Image-maker for the Nigeria Police Force for the third time.
According to the statement, the IGP has  ordered the posting of CSP Idris Abdullahi Abubakar as the PSO II to the IGP, SP Isah Abdulhamid as PA-IGP, SP Nura Kabir Hanga as Secretary – IGP, amongst other personal aides.   
 The Senior Police Officers, the statement noted, are expected to bring their professional and intellectual exposure to bear in assisting the IGP and his Management Team in developing/implementing strategic policing policies and plans, all directed at stabilizing internal security, modernizing police operations and restoring police primacy in the protection of lives and property of citizens.

The appointments and postings of the Senior Officers and personal aides take immediate effect.

Written by ExpressDay


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