The Police Service Commission (PSC) has appointed two Deputy Inspectors General of Police and promoted 12 former Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police.
The commission also approved the promotion of 417 senior police officers. This was as it approved the promotion examinations for police officers scheduled to start from next year 2023 in line with the Public Service Rules.
These took place during the 15th Plenary of the Commission in Abuja, presided over by Acting-Chairman of the commission, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (retd.).
The commission approved the appointment of AIG Bello Sadiq, currently AIG Zone 1, Kano, and AIG Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi, to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.
While the new DIG Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), DIG Dandaura whose appointment takes effect from October 20, 2022 will be replacing, DIG Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date.
The commission further approved the promotion of twelve Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.
The new AIGs are: CP Egbetokun Adeolu, Admin Medical, Falomo, Lagos; CP Emienbo Assayomo, Kwara State Command; CP Christiana Cookey, Welfare, Force Headquarters; CP Evelyn Peterside, Eastern Port and CP Eboka Friday, Rivers State Command.
Others are CP Adesina Soyemi, Nasarawa State Command; CP Asafa Adekunle, CMOT, FCT; CP Edward Egbuka, Kogi State Command; CP Janet Agbede, Abia State Command; CP Oruebo Daso, Research and Development, FHQ; CP Olokode Olawale, Osun State Command; and CP Abutu Yaro, Edo State Command.
57 Assistant Commissioners of Police were also promoted to Deputy Commissioners of Police. They include; ACP Suel Gimba; ACP Mohammed Danladi; ACP Richard Gara; ACP Lasis Titilola; ACP Obuagbaka John and ACP Aliko Dankoli.
Others also include; ACP Silas Bamidele Aremu; ACP Sylvester Uzoefuna; ACP Shaq Salihu; ACP Magaji Ismaila; ACP Ali Sarbi; ACP Theodore Obasi and ACP Sarah Ehindero, amongst others.
Other approvals also include: 60 Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police. Included among the newly promoted ACPs are; CSP Odion Aire; CSP Garba Yaro; CSP Abayomi Oni; CSP Badamasi Musa former DPO 9th Mile Division, Enugu; CSP Rabiu Musa and CSP Bamidele Awoniyi.
The Commission further approved the promotion of 286 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents. They include; SP Joseph Eyanagho, Osun State Command; SP Oluwatoyin Adesope, Anambra State Command; SP Christopher Chiroma, SIB Sokoto; SP Ugochukwu Ijeoma, DPO Omoku, Rivers State; SP Emmanuel Nwangwu, Commander EOD Base 6 Port Harcourt; SP Moses Maku, FCT Command; SP Numan Ismaila, Bauchi State Command; SP Uchenna Noah, Commander Anambra State Special Anti Cult Squad; SP Jummai Kuforiji; SP Ugah Joseph; SP Makama Linus; SP Dahiru Ibrahim; SP Ibrahim Ignatius; SP Mohammad Bashir; SP Dorothy Igweze, Enugu state Command; SP Joseph Onaji, FCIID and SP Andrew Mgbabor, Lagos State Command, amongst others.
The PSC had earlier approved the commencement of promotion examinations for police officers from 2023.
It took notice of the Public Service Rules 020701, 020702, 020703, and 160304 which prescribed examinations as one of the conditions for promotions in the Public Service, and approved that henceforth promotion examination will be a pre-requisite for promotions in the Nigeria Police Force.
The commission also approved the setting up of the Police Promotion Examination Board. The 11-Member Board will have a representative of the Nigeria Police Force who must not be below the rank of a Deputy Inspector General of Police.