Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, decorated Usman Alkali Baba with his new rank as the Inspector-General of Police.
The decoration was done at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, Naija News understands.
It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, approved the appointment of Baba as the new acting Inspector-General of Police to take over from Mohammed Adamu.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi conveyed the decision of the president to the public while addressing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He noted that the appointment was with immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba was a Deputy Inspector-General, DIG of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.
Other top government officials present at the decoration ceremony include the former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu and his colleague in the office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, and others.
Meanwhile, top Yoruba socio-cultural and political group, Afenifere has denied endorsing the 2023 presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The group added that apart from Tinubu, it has also not endorsed any aspirant for the 2023 presidential race.
Afenifere Director of Communications, Sola Lawal made the stand of the group known in a statement on Wednesday titled ‘Afenifere denies endorsing presidential aspirant.’