- EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to his promotion to the rank of commissioner of polce
- The PSC had on Friday, April 20, promoted Magu and 17 other senior officers to their next ranks
- Magu described his promotion as a tonic for ruthless anti-graft fight
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has hailed his elevation to the rank of a full police commission by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Vanguard reports that in a swift reaction to the promotion, which was unveiled on Friday, April 19, Magu said the promotion would spur him to carry the anti-corruption war to a new level.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman said in a terse statement signed on his behalf by the commission's spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said: “I am delighted. The promotion is clear affirmation of the value of my work. To me, this a tonic to remain committed to the cause of fighting corruption and I am grateful to God and all those who made it possible."
The Police Service Commission (PSC) approved the promotion of 18 senior police officers. The commission’s head, press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Friday, April 20, in Abuja. Ani said the commission took the decision at its 27th plenary meeting in Abuja.
The beneficiaries are: AIG Agbola Oshodi-Glover in charge of Zone 11, Osogbo, to the next rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, CP Ghazzali Mohammed, Commissioner of Police, Administration, DLS, Force Headquarters, CP Peace Ibekwe, CP, Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters were promoted to Assistant Inspector-General of Police.
Others are Chairman of EFCC, DCP Ibrahim Magu, DCP Ebere Onyeagoro, DCP Administration, Kaduna State Command and DCP Moshood Gbolarumi, DCP Maritime, Lagos, promoted to the next rank of Commissioner of Police, among others. Ani said the Chairman of PSC, Mr Mike Okiro, urged them to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.
He assured them that the commission would continue to pay attention to their basic entitlements.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday, April 20, announced the promotion of 18 senior officers including the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
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