- A Nigerian man has been celebrated on social media for bagging a new rank in the United States police force
- The man identified as Gbenga Ibrahim got a higher rank of a deputy sheriff as far as the US police academy is concerned
- The man who hails from Kogi State is said to be the only Nigerian who got the rank during the graduation ceremony on Friday, November 12
It is a celebration galore for a Nigerian man who is a police officer in the US as he recently got a promotion.
Gbenga Ibrahim was promoted to the rank of deputy sheriff in a ceremony that was held on Friday, November 12, Goldmynetv reports.
Gbenga, an indigene of Kogi state, emerged as the only Nigerian to be given the higher rank at the ceremony which was reportedly held in Georgia, Atlanta.
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Photos from the occasion show him giving the officer salute smartly dressed in the force uniform.
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In another frame, he celebrates the feat with an unidentified lady who showed up to the occasion with a bouquet of flowers.
"Make those CSP CP and IGP go USA to study at police academy to understand what name police is."
"Stop attaching people’s success to where they are from when the place didn’t actually help them get to where they are it’s disgusting. He made his family proud not Nigeria, if he was to be In Nigeria, I’m sure he won’t even be giving chance to be in the police force."
"I see a lot of people questioning how it affects our personal lives, but the truth is that it's a great representation of who we are and what we stand for. If we can denounce those who have tarnished Nigeria's image, why can't we applaud those who have done well?"
"Nigeria government suppose try to bring this officer’s abroad back home to come and train this once we have here in Nigeria so that they will know to treat citizens."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man had overcome pains to become an officer in the US Navy.
He had joined the force as an electrical engineer in April 2013 and became the precision physical and dimensional measurement calibrator in 2018.
According to his public profile on the platform, he had his first degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University before he proceeded to the University of Denver for his masters in computer and information systems security/information assurance in 2017.
Some of his professional certifications are general radiotelephone operator license, and physical measurement and dimensional calibration.