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Why we promoted 4,542 senior police officers – PSC

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By Kingsley Omonobi

Abuja—The Police Service Commission, yesterday, approved the promotion of 4,542 senior Police officers to their next rank between May and June 2016.

The breakdown of the promotions are as follows; CP to AIG seven, DCP to CP six, ACP to DCP 20, CSP to ACP eight, SP to CSP 107, DSP to SP 1,431, ASP to DSP 1,252 and INSP to ASP 1,711.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Public Relations of the commission, said, “Out of this number, the Commission approved special promotion for 16 Officers based on exceptional performance and dedication to duty on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police.

“Also, two Officers were promoted on act of gallantry while 188 others were placed on acting appointment on their next rank.

These promotions and appointments have been communicated on the Inspector General of Police for implementation.

“Among officers promoted are AIG in charge Force Animal Department, AIG Ughonmo, AIG in charge Budget, AIG Iyaji, CP (Dr.) Aisha Abubakar, DCP Jonathan Towuru, DCP Ben Okolo, DCP Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, DCP Amaechi Elumelu, DCP David Igbodo and ACP Abayomi Shogunle.”

Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Okiro, (retd), urged the affected officers to reciprocate government gesture by re-dedicating themselves to the service of the nation.

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