- 623 senior police officers have been promoted to new ranks by the Police Service Commission
- Ikechukwu Ani, the spokesperson for the police, said the promotions were strictly based on seniority, merit, availability of vacancies and clean record of service
- The spokesperson notes that the chairman of the commission, Musiliu Smith, urges the newly promoted officers to rededicate themselves to national development
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 623 senior police officers (SPO) across various ranks in the force.
Ikechukwu Ani, the head of press and public relations of the commission, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, December 22, in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the promotions were approved at the 7th plenary meeting of the commission held on Friday and Saturday.
Ani explained that the promotions were strictly based on seniority, merit, availability of vacancies and clean record of service.
He said that 40 deputy commissioners of police were elevated to commissioners of Police; 98 assistant commissioners to deputy commissioners while 150 chief superintendents were promoted to assistant commissioners.
Ani stated that 335 superintendents also had their promotions approved to the next rank of chief superintendent.
He said the chairman of the commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, urged the newly promoted officers to rededicate themselves to national development by upholding the ethics and rules of the force.
Ani noted that the chairman pledged the commitment of the commission to continue to ensure that deserving police officers were promoted as and when due.
The Guarduaim reports that the police spokesperson disclosed that some of the 98 new deputy commissioners of police are: Mohammed Shehu Dalijan, formerly ACP liberal studies, police staff College Jos; erstwhile ACP, state CID, Delta state, Dan Mamman Shawulu; Clement Robert from the national institute for security studies; Amaechi Oliver Okwudili, until now ACP, sdministration, Enugu state sommand; Musa Auwal Mohammed, ex-ACP, C/O 9PMF Kano.
Others are Abel Abala Audu, until now the ACP, state CID, Bayelsa and Idowu Owohunwa, principal staff Officer to the IGP.
“CSP Dahiru Ibrahim, Principal Staff Officer 2 to the IGP, Lagos Annex; Ayobami Yemi Surajudeen of the Niger State Command; Eno-Edobor Thomas Aidenogie of the Lagos State Command; Halilu Muawiya, SPU Base, Port Harcourt and Christopher Bassey Uweh of the Kaduna Command were part of the 150 CSPs promoted to ACPs.”
Ani further said: "Some of the 335 SPs promoted to CSPs include Stephen Ifeanyi Abiaziem of Rivers State Command; Mua’zu Isa of Kogi State Command; Godwin Onyebuchi Mba, the IGP Secretary; Paschal Chima Nwachukwu, O/C Legal, Enugu State Command; Bitrus Peny Gorroh, Sokoto State CFO; Fredrick Azubuike of Enugu State Command; Taiye Awodi, 32 PMF Abakaliki and Juliana Ifeanyi Odo, O/C Anti Kidnapping, Zone 9, Umuahia."
Meanwhile, the federal government has carried out a shakeup in the civil service with the approved posting of 107 directorate level officers on grade level 15-17.
Daily Trust reports that the approved postings were disclosed by the acting head of the civil service of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, in a circular issued by Mairiga, director overseeing the office of the permanent secretary, career management office.
The circular reportedly mandated those affected by the postings to ensure that taking over and handing over is completed on or before December 30.
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