Commission Approves Promotion of 1,670 Senior Police Officers, Appoints 147 in Acting Capacity


Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 1,670 Senior Police Officers to their next ranks. A statement made available to THISDAY yesterday in Abuja, said the Commission also approved the appointment of 147 others to different ranks.

The statement added that the approval was conveyed to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase weekend.

The breakdown showed that ‘A Commissioner of Police was elevated to the rank of AIG, 10 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners, five CSPs to ACP and six SP to CSPs. Others are four DSP to SP, and 1,540 Inspectors to ASPs. The acting appointments are three DCP, five ACP, four CSPs three SPs, five DSPs and 127 ASPs. The approvals and acting appointments take immediate effect.”

The Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police, wished the affected officers the best in their new ranks and urged them to reciprocate the Commission’s good gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of the nation.

He promised that the Commission would continue to ensure that deserving policemen are promoted as and when due to serve as motivation for effective service.