He replaces Ibrahim Idris, who has attained the statutory retirement age of 60 years in the force.
Until his new appointment, he was the head of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).
The Nasarawa-born police chief has served with the United Nations and INTERPOL.
He was also former Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) in Ekiti State.
He was Commissioner of Police in Enugu State and AIG ZONE 5