Police Service Commission promotes 4,542 police officers
Written by Morenike Adebayo on June 21, 2016
The Police Service Commission has promoted four thousand, five hundred and forty-two senior police officers to the next rank. Out of this number, the commission approved special promotion for sixteen officers based on exceptional performance and on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police.
Also, two officers were promoted on act of gallantry while one hundred and eighty-eight others were placed on acting appointment on their next rank.
Chairman of the Commission, Dr Mike Mbama Okiro, said the promoted officers should reciprocate government gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of the nation.
Okiro said the commission will continue to ensure that promotion of policemen is regular to serve as a tonic for effective and efficient service.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, also on Monday, in Abuja, decorated four newly promoted Assistant-Inspectors General of Police and five others.
Arase charged the officers to work hard wherever they are posted to. While also inaugurating a police officers’ mess and thirty-five suites, the IGP maintained that the welfare of men of the Nigeria police is his top priority as the head.