By KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA—The Police Service Commission, PSC, disclosed yesterday that it has approved the promotion of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIG’s, nine Commissioners of Police, nine Deputy Commissioners of Police and 20 Assistant Commissioners of Police.
Speaking through a statement signed by Ferdinand Ekpe, Spokesman for the Commission, it said the promotions were based on the recommendations of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar and that merit, as well as vacancies in the force were the benchmark.
Disclosing that all the promotions are to take effect from September 24, 2013, the commission pointed out that it would regularly elevate hard-working officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force; while those who abandoned their responsibilities will be appropriately sanctioned.
The statement reads: “The PSC under the leadership of Dr. Mike Okiro, held its second plenary meeting on Tuesday September 24, 2013 and various issues bordering on the repositioning of the Nigeria Police Force for effective service delivery in line with Mr. President’s transformation agenda were discussed.
“During the plenary, the Commission on the recommendations of the Inspector-General of Police considered and approved the promotion of four Commissioners of Police to the rank of the above number officers.
Chairman of the Commission in his advice noted that the promotions were based on merit and existing vacancies. He congratulated the newly promoted officers and enjoined them to live up to the additional responsibility attached to their new ranks.
“Furthermore, he pointed out that the Commission would regularly elevate hard-working officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.”