- Police have promoted 41,863 personnel
- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, said 41,863 personnel since he became the IGP in January, 2019
- Adamu noted that the promotion exercises were strategic management approach directed at motivating the workforce in addressing emerging internal security threats
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has said that a total of 41,863 police personnel had been promoted since January 2019, when he took office.
Daily Trust reports that Adamu disclosed this on Monday, July 20, during the decoration of 10 newly promoted senior officers in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that he said since the inception of his administration in January 2019, across different ranks had been promoted to their next ranks.
“Since the inception of my administration as the I-G in January, 2019, a total of 41,863 officers and men of the Force across different ranks had been promoted to their next ranks,” he said.
He said that the promotion exercises were strategic management approach directed at motivating the workforce in addressing current and emerging internal security threats.
Adamu said that the process had been guided by the principles of seniority, merit as well as reflective of records of discipline and invaluable experience.
The IGP said the decoration followed the recent promotion of 6,601 personnel of the force by the police service commission.
He said one DIG, four AIG, three commissioners, three deputy commissioners, eight chief superintendents, 607 superintendents, 206 deputy superintendents and 5,769 ASP were promoted.
The officers decorated include: DIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, who until his promotion to the enviable rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police, was a directing staff at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS).
He has been deployed as the DIG in charge of the department of research and planning.
Also, in line with geopolitical balancing considerations, he doubles as the DIG in-charge of the southwest geo-political zone of the country, a void created by the recent retirement of DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo.
Others decorated are: AIG Amba A.A Asuquo psc, AIG Nkereuwem A. Akpan, AIG Olafimihan Adeniran Adeoye, AIG Aishatu Abubakar, Ph.D., CP Jonathan Towuru, CP Sylvester Abiodin Alabi, CP Sikiru Kayode Akande, DCP Johnson Oluwole Adenola and DCP Grema Jibir Isa.
Adamu, who congratulated the newly decorated officers, urged them to deploy their intellect and demonstrate sound professional judgement in all their decisions at all times.
The decoration ceremony was attended by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Mustapha pledged the federal government’s commitment to the ongoing reforms of the Nigeria Police Force by the IGP.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Police Service Commission (PSC) dismissed 10 police officers and reduced the rank of eight others over various cases of misconduct in the line of duty.
It was reported that this was contained in a statement in Abuja on Monday, July 6, by the commission’s head, press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani.
He explained that the commission took the decision at its eighth plenary meeting which spanned three weeks.
He added that the commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers, reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others. Two officers are to receive letters of advice while 11 others were exonerated.
He explained further that the commission also looked into 83 disciplinary cases which included 18 appeals and petitions.
The spokesperson for the command, Gambo Isah, said the grenade was found by some children on a farm.
He disclosed that the grenade exploded after the children fiddled with it. Isah said those injured in the blast have been taken to the hospital while the dead have been buried.
The blast victims were buried on Saturday evening, July 18, according to Islamic rites.
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