Full List of Inspector General of Police in Nigeria from 1964 till date

Past and Present Inspector General of Police in Nigeria from 1964 till date

Last updated on June 19th, 2023 at 10:42 pm

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The appointment of DIG Kayode Egbetokun as the Acting Inspector General of Police by President Bola Tinubu on June 19, 2023, brings to a total number of 22 IGPs since Nigerians have been in charge of the force in 1964 till date. Although, the appointment of Egbetokun is subject to the confirmation of the National Assembly.

Alkali replaces Abubakar Adamu Mohammed who was sacked on April 6, 2021 while on an operation visit to Imo State. The full details of what led to the unceremonious sacking of Adamu can be found at: https://infomediang.com/abubakar-adamu-mohammed-biography

With the new appointment, below is the list of past Inspector General of Police in Nigeria from 1964 till 2019.

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List of Past And Present Inspector General of Police in Nigeria from 1964 Till Date

  1. IGP Louis Edet: 1964–1966
  2. IGP Kam Salem: 1966–1975
  3. IGP Muhammadu Dikko Yusufu: 1975–1979
  4. IGP Adamu Suleiman: 1979–1981
  5. IGP Sunday Adewusi: 1981–1983
  6. IGP Etim Inyang: 1985–1986
  7. IGP Muhammadu Gambo-Jimeta: 1986–1990
  8. IGP Aliyu Atta: 1990–1993
  9. IGP Ibrahim Coomassie: 1993–1999
  10. IGP Musiliu Smith: 1999–2002
  11. IGP Mustafa Adebayo Balogun: 2002 – 2005
  12. IGP Sunday Ehindero: 2005–2007
  13. IGP Mike Mbama Okiro: 2007–2009
  14. IGP Ogbonna Okechukwu Onovo: 2009 – 2010
  15. IGP Hafiz Ringim: 2010 – 2012
  16. IGP Mohammed Dikko Abubarkar: 2012 – 2014
  17. IGP Suleiman Abba: 2014 -2015
  18. IGP Solomon E. Arase: 2015 – 2016
  19. IGP Ibrahim Idris: 2016-January 15, 2019
  20. IGP Abubakar Mohammed Adamu: January 15, 2019 – April 6, 2021
  21. Usman Ali Alkali Baba: April 6, 2021 – June 19, 2023
  22. DIG Kayode Egbetokun (Acting): June 19, 2023
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