Over 50 Promoted Senior Officers Get Decorated With New Ranks
Not less than 58 newly promoted Senior Police Officers, consisting of one Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), 24 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), and 33 Commissioners of Police (CPs), have been decorated with their new ranks.
At the ceremony held on Thursday at the Peacekeeping Hall, Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, maintained that the promotion process was not only guided by the principles of seniority, merit, and vacancy but also by the unblemished record of service and invaluable experience of the benefiting Officers.
“The elevation of these Senior Officers is designed not only to fill up the spaces created by the retirement of Some Senior Officers but to ensure the attainment of the Force Policy mandate. As we all know, the rapidly changing dynamics of crime and the increased threats to security within the country require quality managers who have the requisite professional knowledge, motivation, experience and competence,” he said.
IGP further attested that the promotion is a critical administrative instrument for repositioning the Force.
Therefore, he charged the Officers to deploy their wealth of experience towards supporting the Force leadership in addressing current and evolving internal security challenges as the citizens demand the loyalty, courage, reformation, and professional confidence needed to alter the policing and internal security narrative of the nation.
Among those decorated were DIG Egbetokun Olukayode, AIG Frank Mba, AIG Jonathan Towuru, AIG Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, AIG Akande Sikiru Kayode, AIG Ari Mohammed Ali, AIG Sadiq Idris Abubakar, AIG Benjamin Nebolisa Okolo, and AIG Babaji Sunday.
Others are CP Tunji Disu, CP Garba Ahmed, CP Nemi Edwin Osigoboko Iwo, CP Hayatu Kaigama Ali, CP Nwonyi Policarp Emeka, and CP Salman Dogo Garba.