He replaces Commissioner of Police (CP) Abdulkarim Dauda, who was recently redeployed.
This was contained in a statement on Monday signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
In the other news, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, conduct a virtual flag-off of the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline construction project, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said.
The project, which is to be completed within a 24-month timeline, is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline (TNGP) with the capacity to transport about 2.2billion cubic feet of gas per day.
It was gathered that the flag-off would be conducted from the Presidential Villa Abuja, with simultaneous link to two locations: Rigachukun, Kaduna State and Ajaokuta Steel Complex, in Kogi State.