The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has decorated the newly promoted Senior Police Officers with their new ranks.
According to the IGP, their elevation represented due recognition of the history of professional excellence, unblemished service records, and invaluable experiences as it was guided by the principles of seniority and merit.
At the decoration ceremony on Friday, Zaki Ahmed, the DIG in charge of the Department of Operations and Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, psc(+), mni, the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning, were decorated with Deputy Inspector-General of Police rank.
Also decorated were six Assistant Inspectors-General of Police who were elevated from their previous rank of Commissioners of Police. They include AIG Buba Sanusi (former CP Katsina), AIG Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu (former CP Anti-Fraud, FCID), AIG Bello Sani Dalijan (former CP INEC), AIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar (former CP Yobe), AIG Akingbola Olatunji, psc(+), MNIM, fsi (former CP Benue), and AIG Hakeem Odumosu, psc, FCIA (former CP Lagos).
The 17 Commissioners of Police who were elevated from their previous rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police included CP Josephine Nneka Anyasinti, CP Haruna Gabriel Garba, CP Tajudeen Akinwale Abass, and most significantly, the husband-and-wife duo of CP Patrick Kehinde Longe and CP Yetunde Longe.
Meanwhile, the President of the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA), Hajiya Hajjara Usman Alkali Baba, presented an award to AIG Hakeem Odumosu as the best Commissioner of Police in 2021 for his commitment towards women empowerment, social development, effective crime-fighting, and quality service delivery.
IGP Decorates 24 Newly Promoted Assistant Inspectors-General of Police