He was born in Giedam, Yobe State on March 1, 1963. He holds a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State, graduating in 1980.
He bagged a B.A. (ED) in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano, in 1985.
Usman Alkali Baba has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Maiduguri, which he obtained in 1997. He enlisted in the Nigeria Police on March 15, 1988.
He is a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The new IGP has held several strategic positions in the past including Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 5, Benin, Zone 4, Makurdi, Zone 7, Abuja, Commissioner of Police, FCT and Delta Commands. He has also held the position of the Force Secretary.
Usman Alkali Baba attended all the compulsory courses required by the police force, including extra courses such as investigation, insurgency and counter- terrorism as well as traffic management.
He is married with children.
Vanguard reports that Alkali Baba’s curriculum vitae indicates that his policing vision is, “to enhance police primacy in Nigeria through the provision of a motivational and credible leadership driven by professional knowledge, ethics, emotional intelligence tools, and strategic planning and operational models that are directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations, facilities and standards within the framework of citizens, consent, trust, and the rule of law.”