The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the newly –promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police (Interpol) Garba Umar Baba on his recent elevation, saying his rise was well-deserved based on his track record and application to the job.


In the congratulatory letter signed by President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick and dated 30th December 2020, the football –governing body described AIG Garba Umar Baba as a diligent and dedicated officer whose virtues of “proficiency and efficiency” have “benefitted the NFF and Nigerian Football in general on several occasions, as a venerable Adviser on Security Matters to the Federation – a role you have always discharged faithfully, blamelessly and energetically.”


          Amaju Melvin Pinnick, NFF President

Known for his discipline, comportment, impressive self-esteem and good carriage, AIG Umar Baba has led several special and discreet investigation and extradition teams while serving as CP Interpol for the Nigeria Police, including bringing some fleeing major figures home to face charges.


Over the years, he has been seen leading, supervising and monitoring security and safety arrangements at stadia all over the country during matches involving the National Teams and Representative Clubs.


Pinnick hailed AIG Baba’s “exemplary dedication and commitment to duty, and readiness to sacrifice for results and the good image of the Police Force,” and is confident that the remarkable officer “will do everything to justify the confidence reposed” in him by the hierarchy of the Police Force.

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