Police commission approves promotion of 250 senior officers


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

The Commission approved the promotion of CP Etop John James and CP Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG.

The Police chief in charge of Lagos State Command, Edgal Imohimi whose appointment as CP was in acting capacity was also confirmed.

The Commission also confirmed the acting appointments of the former Force Spokesman and who is presently in Police Academy, Wudil Kano; Donald Awunah.

Others affected by the promotion are; CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, Cross Rivers State Command; CP Garba Umar, Anambra State Command; CP Bello Ahmed; and CP Ali Janga, Kogi State Command.

This is contained in a statement in Abuja Thursday by the Commission’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani.

The statement reads: “The Commission approved the promotion of 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioner of Police.

“They include Omololu Shamsiden Bishi, presently at the Nigerian Defence College, Abuja, He was former DCA Ogun State Command, former DC, CID, Iyaganku, Ibadan and Area Commander, Mushin, Lagos State; Isaac Olutayo Akimoyede also at the Defence College and former DC, Benue State; Aminu Pai Saleh; Makama Hamisu Usman; Mobolaji Olaniyi Fafowora; Igbodo David; Dajuma Mohammed Ibahim; Okon Etim Ene; Abang B. John; Aminu Koji Kwambe; Felix Gochuk Gani; Ibrahim Sabo Umar; Joseph Gobum Mukan; Wakil Mohammed and Abdullahi Yerima Ibrahim”.

According to the Commission: “The Deputy Commissioners of Police were subjected to an interactive session with Members of the Commission where they were drilled on what was expected of them as Commissioners of Police.

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

The new Deputy Commissioners include: “Fausat Oduwole Azeez; Presley Onitsha Dode; Adepoju Ayinde Ilori, Area Commander Ughelli, Delta State Command; Oladimeji Yomi Olanrewaju, Area Commander Metro, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Command and Ambrose Sunny Onah of 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 8 Deputy Superintendents of Police to the rank of Superintendent.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro, congratulated the newly promoted Officers and charged them to continue to discharge their duties with respect to the rule of law and fear of God.

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

Okiro also said that the promotions have been forwarded to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for implementation in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Mr. Musa Istifanus.


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