The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 18 Police officers to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, AIGs; while 37 others have been promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police. Nine officers were also made Deputy Commissioners of Police.
This was contained in a statement by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani on Saturday in Abuja.
The statement quoted the PSC Chairman, Mike Okiro, as saying that the promotions and postings were in line with the commission’s resolve to reposition the Nigeria Police Force for better performance.
Ani stated that Ibrahim Adamu is now AIG, Zone 1; Abdulmajid Ali, AIG, Zone 2 and Usman Tilli, AIG zone 3.
Dorathy Gimba remains in charge of the Investment Formation, Mohammed Mohammed, Special Protection Unit while Mohammed Katsina was moved from Maritime to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Jos. Paul Okafor takes over the Maritime desk, the statement noted, adding that 16 CPS retained their commands.
They include, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, Ebonyi; Emmanuel Ojukwu, Enugu; Frederick Lakanu, Imo; Adeleye Oyebade, Oyo; Basen Gwana, Abia; Yunana Babas, Taraba; Austin Iwar, Gombe; Murtala Mani, Akwa Ibom and Fatai Owoseni, Lagos.
CP Henry Fadairo was moved from Research and Planning department to Jigawa State.
Okiro, while congratulating the newly promoted officers, urged them to be hardworking and dedicated to their duties as the commission would hold any of them personally responsible for any failure in the discharge of their duties.