From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Police Service Commission(PSC), has approved the promotion of two Deputy Inspectors General of Police(DIGs), 12 Assistant Inspectors General of Police(AIGs), and 403, others to their next ranks.
The Commission has also approved the Promotion Examinations for Police Officers in line with the Public Service Rules scheduled to begin next year.
The commission gave the approval at its 15th Plenary Meeting presided over by the acting Chairman Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, holding in Abuja.
Among the newly promoted DIGs are AIG Bello A. Sadiq, currently AIG Zone 1, Kano and AIG Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi, While Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), DIG Dandaura whose appointment takes effect from October 20th, 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 12 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police. The new AIGs are: CP Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu, Admin Medical, Falamo, Lagos; CP Emienbo Tony Tuesday Assayomo, Kwara State Command; CP Christiana Ibiso Cookey, Welfare, Force Headquarters; CP Evelyn Tamunoimi Peterside, Eastern Port and CP Eboka Friday, Rivers State Command.
Others are: CP Adesina Musbau Soyemi, Nasarawa State Command; CP Asafa Adekunle, CMOT, FCT; CP Edward Chuka Egbuka, Kogi State Command; CP Janet Agbede, Abia State Command; CP Oruebo Josiah Daso, Research and Development, FHQ; CP Olokode Taoheed Olawale, Osun State Command; and CP Abutu Yaro, Edo State Command.
Also promoted are 57 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police. They include; ACP Suel Yerima Gimba; ACP Alhaji Mohammed Danladi; ACP Richard Bala Gara; ACP Lasis Titilola; ACP Obuagbaka John and ACP Aliko Mohammed Dankoli. Others are ACP Silas Bamidele Aremu; ACP Sylvester Onyie Uzoefuna; ACP Shaq Ismail Salihu; ACP Magaji Ismaila; ACP Ali Garba Sarbi; ACP Theodore Chukwuemeka Obasi and ACP Sarah Idowu Ehindero among others
The commission also approved the promotion of Sixty Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police. They Include CSP Odion Benedict Aire; CSP Garba Sule yaro; CSP Abayomi Akinpelu 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 Sunday Eyanagho, Osun State Command; SP Oluwatoyin Joseph Adesope, Anambra State Command; SP Christopher D, Chiroma, SIB Sokoto; SP Ugochukwu Kingsley Ijeoma, DPO Omoku, Rivers State; SP Emmanuel Okwudili Nwangwu, Commander EOD Base 6 Port Harcourt; SP Moses Maku, FCT Command; SP Numan Umaru Ismaila, Bauchi State Command; SP Uchenna Noah, Commander Anambra State Special Anti Cult Squad; SP Jummai Omata Kuforiji; SP Ugah Okoh Joseph; SP Makama Evans Linus; SP Dahiru Nda Ibrahim; SP Ibrahim Ignatius;SP Mohammad Bashir; SP Dorothy Igweze, Enugu state Command; SP Joseph Ugwu Onaji, FCIID and SP Andrew Mgbabor, Lagos State Command among others.
The Commission had earlier approved the commencement of Promotion Examinations for Police Officers from 2023. The Commission 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.
The on-going I5th Plenary Meeting of the Commission will resume on Thursday, October 6th 2022 with an interactive meeting with Deputy Commissioners of Police recommended for promotion to the rank of Commissioners of Police.