The promotion of 5718 senior police officers from the force’s general duty and specialist cadres has been approved by the Police Service Commission, or PSC.
Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations said in a statement on Thursday.
The promotion of twelve Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIG, of the PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations, of 19 Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCPs, to the substantive rank of Commissioner, and of twenty-one Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACPs, to the rank of Deputy Commissioner, was approved by the Commission.
Also, 33 Chief Superintendents of Police, or CSPs, were promoted to Assistant Commissioner positions as well.
The Commission also approved the promotion of 4750 Assistant Superintendents and another 146 Assistant Superintendents who were left out of the promotion process in May 2022 to Deputy Superintendents, as well as the promotion of 265 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents and 59 Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents. 47 CSPs, including 23 medical doctors and 24 veterinary doctors, were promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police for the Specialists cadre.
One hundred and ninety Superintendents of Police from the Computer Info-Tech Unit, eight more from Works, twelve from Transport, two from Forensic, two from Handwriting, one from Ballistics, one from Religion, and one from Veterinary Medicine were also promoted.
The promotion to Deputy Superintendent involved 47 Specialists with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and from various Units.
The PSC Chairman urged the newly promoted Officers to adopt a new policing culture that is based on a people-friendly approach that respects citizens’ fundamental rights and warned them to refrain from getting involved in civil disputes or making up false accusations against the public “as such conduct will not make them win the hearts and minds of the people and will deprive them of credible information from public-spirited individuals when dealing with internal security issues.
Dr. Arase praised the Inspector General of Police for working with the Commission to ensure that, for the first time in a very long time, the promotions have permeated all of the Force’s departments.
“This singular act I hope will motivate the workforce to give back their best in ensuring that issues of crimes and criminality are properly dealt with”.
He reminded them that they should remember that benefits and burden go together adding that the good gesture of promoting them to the next rank should be a motivation that will ignite the indomitable fighting spirit ” which the Police have been known for throughout the years”.
According to the PSC Chairman, while the Commission pushes for an improved welfare for the Officers, they should reciprocate by conducting themselves within established laws and rules guiding the Police Force.
Dr. Arase noted that as they go about their policing duties, the Commission wishes them God’s protection at all times ” and let them be reassured that their interests will be paramount to the Commission “.
The twelve Commissioners of Police promoted to Assistant Inspectors General of Police are, Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, CP Niger State; CP Patrick Ogon Edung, CP Courses Police Academy Wudil Kano; CP Badru Banji Lawal; Deputy Commandant, Police Academy Kano; CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka; CP Benue State; CP Suleiman Yusuf; CP Taraba State; CP Idowu Owohunwa; CP Lagos State and CP Rhoda Adetutu Olofu; CP PAP Western Ports Lagos.
Others are CP Godwin N. Aghaulor; CMDT Police College Kaduna; CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot CP Jigawa State; CP Stanley Kanayo-Chukwu Ude; CP Intelligence and Investigation, Interpol Abuja; CP Longe Kehinde Patrick; CP Osun State and CP Ndu Anene, CP Admin Research and Planning Force Headquarters.
The 19 newly promoted Commissioners of Police are; DCP Shehu Kabir Abubakar; DCP Lawal Babatunde Ayodeji; DCP Shelleng Umaru Yusuf; DCP Emmanuel Agene; DCP Alonyenu Francis Iduh; DCP Vungmoh S. Kwaimo; DCP Danjuma Aboki; DCP Jude Maduekwujolachi Azuka; DCP Dan-Sabo Idi; DCP Ibitoye Rufus Olajide and DCP Adamu Ngojin Isa.
Others are DCP Usman Hayatu; DCP Christopher Ado Emmanuel; DCP Nwanosike Wodi Okocha; DCP Johnson Oluwole Adenola; DCP Olanrewaju Olawale Ishola; DCP Joseph Eribo; DCP Miller Gajere Dantawaye and DCP Henry Ifeanyi Uche.
The newly promoted Deputy
Commissioners include; Ime Udo Udofia, Isyaku Sharu; Benjamin Awor Abang; Mohammed Jika Abubakar; Mohammed Sanusi Ahmed; Dauda Iliya Ayuba; Moses Gana; Ikechukwu Emmanuel Nwosu; Promise Chinedu Udeh and Okey Nwabufo.
The new Assistant Commissioners are Jacob Nneji Egede; Godwin Chike Oti; Chike Jude Ibe; Daniel Okon Akpan and Michael Chukwu Mbatam amongst others.
ACP Inuwa Muhammed (Airwing) and ACP Agbo Usman were promoted to Deputy Commissioners while CSP Okunbo Ruth Onyinmeare; Victor Efobi Iwuamadi; Adenuga Adeday Salami and Isibhakhomen Blessing Ijiomah (medical Doctors) were some of the specialists promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioners.
SPs Tina Amadi; Egbede Moses; Danjuma Dantani; Benjamin Kurya; Hussaine Abdullahi; Mba Nnamdi Bartholomew; John Chima Ayah; Sanusi Danlami; Asinim Butswat, Police Public Relations Officer Bayelsa state; Command; Dieke Nneka Josephine; Mohammed Iya Musa; Idris Mohammed Gumel and Ernest Abia were some of the Superintendents promoted to Chief Superintendents of Police.
DSP Isah Abubakar was promoted to the next rank of Superintendent while ASP Kingsley Ani and Shehu Salisu were promoted to Deputy Superintendents amongst several others.
The Commissioners of Police and Deputies appeared before the Commission for promotion interview a condition precedent for their promotions.