Twenty two Commissioners of Police (CP), have been elevated to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors -General of Police( AIG).
In a statement issued on Wednesday by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission in Abuja, said the Police Service Commission (PSC) approved the promotion of the 22 officers.
The statement said the Commission also endorsed the promotion of 29 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners of Police.
The PRO said that the affected 29 Commissioners were screened by a panel headed by the Chairman of the Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, and other members of the Commission.
He said the promotions were based on the recommendation of availability of vacancies in the AIG and CP cadres of the Force occasioned by the recent Force reorganisation.
He said it was also based on the need to put structures in place in the various Zonal Commands.
Issue of seniority and diligence to duty of the Officers was also used to determine and screened the affected officers.
“Majority of the new AIGs had already been posted to zonal commands and other police formations while nine of the CPs had been posted as command CPs,“he said.
He said that Okiro urged them to quickly settle into their new positions and ensure that there was improved service delivery in their duty posts.