By Egena Sunday Ode
The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has been formally introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was led to the Presidential villa, Abuja on Monday by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi to meet the President.
Speaking to correspondents after the meeting, the acting IGP affirmed that the minister brought him to be introduced to president.
Baba’s appointment was announced while the president away in the United Kingdom for medical check up.
The Acting IGP said he also used the opportunity to thank the president for giving him the opportunity to serve in acting capacity, saying that he would do his best to change the narrative as far as the issue of internal security is concerned.
He said: “As far as internal security is concerned in this country, I’m coming back for a full brief as to how I would go about it,” noting however that he realized the expectations of Nigerians from him.
He added: “I have taken over this very crucial time and I am fully aware of the situation in the country, and introducing what I feel will mitigate these security challenges in the country. And I’ve started implementing them.
“And I’m ready to come on board with the president so that we can get all the support that is necessary to go about it.”
The new police boss said even though he was trying to utilize what he has, he would be needing more logistic support, manpower and equipment to deal with the current level of insecurity in the country.