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Major Promotions in the Nigerian Police Force As PSC Promotes 6,618 Officers


The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 6,618 senior Police Officers.

According to reports, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Olushola Oyebade who is currently at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Jos, Plateau State, was promoted to the next rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police to represent the South-West geopolitical zone in the police management team.

Part of the highlight of the 8th plenary meeting of the commission which spanned a period of three weeks and ended on Wednesday was the announcement of the promotions.

Musiliu Smith, the Commission’s Chairman and a retired Inspector-General of Police presided over the plenary.

A statement on Friday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani revealed that four Commissioners of Police including one specialist were promoted to the rank of AIG.

They include Aisha Abubakar, CP, Veterinary Department, Asuquo Amba, former CP in charge of Bayelsa State Command, and currently CP, Ekiti State Command, Nekereuwem Akpan, and former CP, Cross Rivers State Command, Olafihan Adeoye, who is currently in charge of the Anti-Terrorism squad.

The service commission also approved the promotion of three Deputy Commissioners of Police to the next rank of commissioners of police.

The statement read in part, “Eight Superintendents of Police including Omoruyi Godwin, Clifford Okwor and Uchendu Ngozi of Anambra State Command were promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police.

“Six hundred and seven Deputy Superintendents of Police were also elevated to the rank of Superintendent of Police.”

The commission also approved the promotion of 206 Assistant Superintenders to Deputy Superintenders of Police and 5,786 Inspectors to ASP II.

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