Nigeria Police confirms the promotion of two officers to AIG

The Nigerian Police Service Commission has approved the promotion and confirmation of acting appointments of 250 senior police officers.

Two Commissioners of Police, Etop James and Rasheed Akintunde, were also promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police.

A statement by the commission spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, on Thursday in Abuja explained that the promotions had been forwarded to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for implementation in a letter signed by Mr. Musa Istifanus, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the PSC.

It stated that the PSC equally confirmed the acting appointments of CPs Donald Awunah, former Force Public Relations Officer, now at the Police Academy Wudil, Kano; Hafiz Inuwa, Cross Rivers State Command; Garba Umar, Anambra State Command; Bello Ahmed; Imohimi Edgal, Lagos State Command and Ali Janga, Kogi State Command.

The commission also promoted 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of CP.

They included Omololu Bishi, presently at the Nigerian Defence College, Abuja; Isaac Akimoyede also at the NDC; Aminu Saleh; Makama Usman; Mobolaji Fafowora; Igbodo David; Dajuma Ibahim; Okon Ene; Abang John; Aminu Kwambe; Felix Gani; Ibrahim Umar; Joseph Mukan; Wakil Mohammed and Abdullahi Ibrahim.

Acting DCP Habu Ahmadu’s appointment was confirmed while 54 Assistant Commissioners of Police were promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner.

The new DCPs are Fausat Azeez; Presley Dode; Adepoju Ilori, Area Commander Ughelli, Delta State Command; Oladimeji Olanrewaju, Area Commander Metro, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Command and Ambrose Onah of the Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“The commission also approved the promotion of 164 Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and eight Deputy Superintendents of Police to the rank of Superintendent,” the statement added.

It said the Chairman of the PSC, Mike Okiro, congratulated the promoted officers and charged them to continue to discharge their duties with respect to the rule of law and fear of God.

He said the commission would continue to ensure that promotions in the Nigeria Police Force are regular and guided by merit, seniority and availability of vacancies.