The president approved the appointment of Usman who was deputising the immediate past Inspector General of police, Mohammed Adamu.
The development was announced on Tuesday, April 6, by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, while speaking with the State House Correspondents in Abuja. According to Dingyadi, the appointment was based on professionalism, competence and years of service. He added that the appointment was with immediate effect.
Recall that the former Inspector General Mohammed Adamu supposed to leave the office in February, but his tenure was extended for three months by President Buhari.
The acting IGP hailed from Yobe state. He holds Masters Degree in Public Administration and BA (ED) in political science.
The acting inspector general of police was once the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.
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