4,542 senior Police officers promotion to their next rank has been approved by the Police Service Commission, on Monday, June 20.
A statement signed by PSC Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, also disclosed that 16 of the officers were given special promotion for exceptional performance and dedication to duty on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police.
Two Officers were also promoted on act of gallantry while 188 others were placed on acting appointment on their next rank.
Details of the promotion are; 7 Commissioners of Police (CP) were promoted to Assistant Inspector General (AIG); Six Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) to Commissioner of Police (CP); twenty Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP).
Others are: Eight Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) who were promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police (ASP); 107 Superintendents of Police (SP) to Chief Superintendents (CS); 1, 431 Deputy Superintendents of police (DSP) to Superintendents of Police (SP); 1,252 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and 1,711 Inspectors (INSP) promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
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These promotions and appointments have been communicated to the Inspector General of Police for implementation.
Among officers promoted are; AIG in charge Force Animal Department, AIG Ughonmo, IG in charge Budget, AIG Iyaji, CP (Dr. Aisha Abubakar, DCP Jonathan Towuru, DCP Ben Okolo, DCP Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, DCP Amaechi Elumelu, DCP David Igbodo and ACP Abayomi Shogunle.
Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, (rtd IGP) urged the affected officers to reciprocate government gesture by re-dedicating themselves to the service of the nation.
He enjoined them to ensure that they are guided by the approved rules and regulations of the Force and that they operate with the fear of God noting that the Commission will continue to ensure that promotion of police men is regular to serve as a tonic for effective and efficient service.