The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday approved the deployment of 36 Commissioners of Police to the 36 states of the Federation and one to the Federal Capital Territory.
A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations, quoted the commission’s chairman, Mr Mike Okiro, as saying that the deployment was in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution.
It said Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, empowers the commission to appoint Officers to States as Commissioners of Police.
According to the statement, the deployment, which saw some of the CPs retained in their previous commands while some new ones were deployed in some commands, is also aimed at reinvigorating the State Commands for more effective and efficient policing.
It said Okiro advised the Commissioners to take their jobs seriously and ensure that they were committed to the enforcement of law and order and protection of lives and property within the ambit of the rule of law.
The deployed Commissioners of Police are: Emmanuel Ojukwu, ex-Force Public Relations Officer, who has been deployed to Kogi as CP; Ikechukwu Nwodibo, Taraba; J. Habila, Abia; Adejo Gabriel Adaji, Adamawa; Muritala U. Mani, Akwa Ibom; Karma Hosea, Anambra; Mohammed K. Mohmmed, Bauchi; P. Okafor, Bayelsa; and Dibai P. Yakadi, Benue.
Others are: J. Opadokun, Borno; Henry Fadairo, Cross River; Usman Bala Alkali, Delta; P Abdalla, Ebonyi; Chris Ezike, Edo; Etop J. James, Ekiti; Mohammed Adamu, Enugu; Wilson Inalegwu, FCT; Austin Iwar, Gombe; T. Lakanu, Imo; U. Tilli Abubakar, Jigawa; U.U.Shehu, Kaduna; M. Katsina, Kano; U. Abdullahi, Katsina; and Yakubu O. Jubrin, Kebbi.
Also deployed are: E. Amadasun, Kwara; F. Owoseni, Lagos; Mohammed Sani Usman, Nasarawa; Abubakar Marafa, Niger; Abdulmajid Ali, Ogun;
M. Ogbodu, Ondo; K. Shodipo, Osun; Leye Oyebade, Oyo; Nasiru Oki, Plateau; Hyelasinda Kimo Musa, Rivers; Salisu F. Abdullahi, Sokoto; Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, Yobe; and Femi Ogunbayode, Zamfara.