The Police Service Commission has given the nod for the elevation of 18 Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and the appointment of 37 Commissioners of Police, including nine Deputy Commissioners of Police.
The commission redeployed four AIGs and deployed 12 others to man Police Zonal Commands while the remaining 10 will head special formations such as Operations, Training, Police Academy, Info-Tech, Investment and Maritime, among others.
A statement by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani on Saturday in Abuja, said the CP, Kaduna State, Ibrahim Adamu, is now AIG, Zone 1; Abdulmajid Ali, CP, Ogun State, AIG, Zone 2 and Usman Tilli, AIG Border is now AIG zone 3.
Ani further said that AIG Dorathy Gimba retained her Command of the Investment Formation, AIG Mohammed Mohammed, Special Protection Unit while Mohammed Katsina was moved from Maritime to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Jos.
AIG Katsina will be replaced at the Maritime Desk by Paul Okafor, CP Benue State, the statement noted, adding that 16 CPs were retained at their commands.
They include, CP Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, Ebonyi;Emmanuel Ojukwu, Enugu; Frederick Lakanu, Imo; Adeleye Oyebade, Oyo; Basen Gwana, Abia;Yunana Babas, Taraba; Austin Iwar, Gombe; Murtala Mani, Akwa Ibom and Fatai Owoseni, Lagos.
CP Henry Fadairo was also moved from Research and Planning department to Jigawa State.
According to the statement, Chairman of the Commission, retired Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mike Okiro, stressed that the promotions and postings were in line with the PSC’s resolve to reposition the Nigeria Police Force for better performance.
“Okiro congratulated the officers and demanded from them hard work and dedication to duty; He said the commission will hold any of them personally responsible for any failure in the discharge of their duties”, it stated, adding that they should rededicate themselves to the service of their nation and abide by the rules and regulations guiding police work.