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Police promote 6,681 senior officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 6,618 senior officers, one Assistant Inspector General (AIG), four Commissioners and three Deputy Commissioners.

Penpushing reports that, this was made known in a statement issued by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, adding that the approval was one of the highpoints of the 8th plenary meeting of the commission that ended on Wednesday, after three weeks of deliberations.

The spokesman of the commission noted that the officer promoted from Assistant Inspector General to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Olushola Oyebade, currently at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, was to represent the Southwest Geopolitical Zone.

The statement added that  the four Commissioners of Police (CPs), including one specialist, promoted to the rank of Inspector General(AIG) include Aisha Abubakar, Asuquo Amba, Nekereuwem Akpan and Olafihan Adeoye.

Penpushing further reports that, Aniu stated that the commission also approved the promotion of three Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP), Jonathan Towuru, Abiodun Alabi and Akande Kayode to the rank of substantive Commissioners of Police.

The statement added that three Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP), Adenola Oluwole, Valentine Olumese and Isa Grema were promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).

Penpushing also reports that the commission said  eight Superintendents of Police were also promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendents while 607 Deputy Superintendents were elevated to Superintendents.

The statement said  206 Assistant Superintendents of Police were promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendents while 5,786 Inspectors were elevated to the rank of Assistant Superintendents.

Penpushing reports that, the commission noted that the Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, congratulated the promoted officers and urged them to reciprocate the gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of the country.

The statement made available on Friday emphasized that ,the commission boss  said merit and seniority would guide the promotion of officers of the Police Force.


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