The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 22 Commissioners of Police, CP, to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIG. The Commission also endorsed the promotion of 29 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners of Police.
The Commission had Tuesday screened the 29 deputy Commissioners of Police at its office in Abuja. The screening panel was headed by the Chairman of the Commission, Sir Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police, and other Members of the Commission.
The promotions were based on the recommendation of availability of vacancies in the AIG and CP cadres of the Force and the need to fill the anticipated vacuums occasioned by the recent Force reorganization. It was also based on the need to put structures in place in the various Zonal Commands.
The Commission also considered the issue of seniority and diligence to duty of the Officers.
Majority of the new AIGs had already been posted to zonal Commands and other police formations while nine of the CPs had been posted as Command CPs.
The Chairman of the Commission, Sir Okiro congratulated the promoted Officers and urged them to quickly settle into their new positions and ensure that there is improved service delivery in their duty posts. He reminded them that they are holding the new offices in trust for the people of Nigeria and should not disappoint them.
Okiro promised that the Commission will continue to ensure that Police promotions are regular and based on merit, a statement by Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said.