April 5, 2024

IGP Egbetokun approves promotion of 10,581 Inspectors, rank and file

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday pledged to tame the rising cases of kidnapping in Ogun state.

IGP Egbetokun

By Kingsley Omonobi

As part of efforts aimed at motivating police personnel in the fight against insecurity, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has authorised the promotion of ten thousand, five hundred and eighty-one (10,581) deserving junior officers of the Inspectorate Cadre, and the Rank and File. 

Following this directive, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG, overseeing the Department of Finance and Administration, DIG Bala Ciroma has been tasked with coordinating efforts alongside the Commissioner of Police (Welfare) to commence the promotion process.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumiyiwa Adejobi, Force made this known in Abuja, disclosing that those to be promoted are 9,831 Police Constables to be promoted to the rank of Corporal; eighty-one (81) Corporals to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant; and six hundred and sixty-nine (669) officers set to progress from the rank of Sergeants to Inspectors.

He said the IGP, in approving the promotions, reiterated the zeal of the Force leadership to foster a culture of meritocracy and career advancement.

He emphasized the pivotal role of timely promotions in enhancing the morale of officers and bolstering the overall effectiveness of the Force.

He noted that it serves as cornerstone for sustaining the ongoing manpower development initiatives of the Nigeria Police Force. 

While assuring that promotions in the Force will be solely on merit, the IGP extended his heartfelt congratulations to all officers slated for promotion and urged them to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation.