Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has revealed the reason President Muhammadu Buhari did not consult the Police Service Council before appointing Usman Alkali Baba as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
Recall that on Tuesday, Buhari appointed Baba as the new IGP to replace Mohammed Adamu with immediate effect.
Criticisms followed the decision of the President to appoint a substantive head for the Police Force without consulting the Police Service Council.
However, speaking on Friday, when he featured on Politics Today, a programme on Channels Television, the police minister stated that President did not do anything wrong not consulting the council.
He further stated that Baba is serving in acting capacity, adding that the president is making arrangements to consult the police council when he returns from the United Kingdom.
“Mr President, by law, has been asked, while appointing the inspector-general of police to consult the police council.
“Mr president has not yet consulted the police council and that is why you have seen that the person he is appointing now is in acting capacity,” he said.
“So, he’s making arrangements now to consult the police council, and as you are aware, Mr President is not in the country at this material time.
“As soon as he comes back, he will set the machinery in motion to do the necessary processes provided by the law to consult the police council in this direction.”