Police promotes 24,000 officers, IG calls for dedication to duty

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 5th, 2014

As part of on-going measures geared towards boosting the morale of Police officers and rewarding those who have excelled in their assigned roles, particularly in the area of combating crimes and criminalities in society, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has ordered the release of the promotion of Twenty-four thousand, one hundred and eighteen officers.

A break-down of this promotion which ranks as the highest number of Police Officers promoted in one fell swoop in the history of the Force and cuts across different ranks is as follows:

i. One (1) Commissioner of Police to Assistant InspectorGeneral of Police,

ii. Six (6) Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police,

iii. Seven (7) Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police,

iv. Seven (7) Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police,

v. Two hundred and forty-two (242) Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents of Police,

vi. Four hundred and twenty-four (424) Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents of Police,

vii. Seven hundred and fifteen (715) Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents of Police,

viii. Five thousand, one hundred and fifteen (5,115) Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police,

ix. Fifty-five (55) Senior Inspectors to Principal Inspectors,

x. Five Hundred and twenty-five (525) Inspectors to Senior Inspectors,

xi. Two thousand, six hundred and seventy-one (2,671) Sergeants to Inspectors,

xii. Two thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (2,876) Corporals to Sergeants, and

xiii. Eleven thousand four hundred and seventy-four (11,474) Police Constables to Corporals.

Thee IGP while congratulating the newly promoted officers charged them to see their elevation as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional callings.

He equally enjoined them to uphold ethical standards and the fundamental human rights of Nigerians in the discharge of their duties at all times.

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