The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 3,665 senior Police officers. The promotion was one of the high points of the Commission’s 28 Plenary meeting which ended in Abuja on Friday, June 8th 2018. The Plenary Meeting was the last official function of the out going Chairman of the Commission, rtd IGP, Sir Dr Mike Mbama Okiro, PSC Board whose tenure came to an end on Monday, June 11th, 2018. Okiro was appointed by the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan on June 12, 2013.
Two Commissioners of Police (CP), Igbodo O. David, CP Legal, Force Headquarters and Olalekan Abdulfatai, CP Works also of Force Headquarters, were promoted substantive Assistant Inspectors-General (AIG) of Police.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Commission on Wednesday June 13, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, 16 Deputy Commissioners of Police were also promoted to Commissioners of Police. They include DCP Wakili Maye and DCP Kurawa Abdullahi Sarki. The Commission also approved the promotion of thirteen Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners, 60 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) to Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) and 631 Superintendents of Police (SPs) to Chief Superintendents (CSPs).
Among the 60 CSPs p:romoted to ACP were: Msheliza Simi Masomene, Samuel Osman Onoja of Police College, Oji River, Enugu State, Lateef Adio Ahmed and Umar Kabir among others. Promoted CSPs included Adekunle Char Ige, Bassey Essang, Liman Salisu Sulaiman and Emmanuel Adam.
The Commission approved the promotion of eight hundred and twenty Deputy Superintendents of Police to substantive Superintendents. They include Ola Rosanla, Yusuf Abdulmumini and John Alesagba.
Otherswhose promotions were approved by the Commission, were 1,922 Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASPs, promoted to Deputy Superintendents. They Include ASP Chijioke Ogbodo, Divisional Police Officer, Umumba, in Enugu State, Arukwe Edward and Ozochi Amaechi Marcel, Area Crime Officer, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
Also promoted were 201 Inspectors were promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police ASPs.
The Commission also approved confirmation of appointments of 42 officers of different ranks, approved acting appointment for another 73 and converted 1,060 Specialists to General Duty.
The promotions have been forwarded to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris for implementation in a letter signed by Mr. Musa Isitifanus, Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission.
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