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PSC Approves Promotion Of 29 CPs, 22 AIGs

State Police
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 at 6:09 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 22 Commissioners of Police (CP) to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIG).

The commission also endorsed the promotion of 29 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners of Police.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ani said that the affected 29 commissioners were screened by a panel headed by the chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, and other members of the commission.

He said the promotions were based on the recommendation of availability of vacancies in the AIG and CP cadres of the force occasioned by the recent force reorganisation.

He said it was also based on the need to put structures in place in the various zonal commands.

The spokesman said the commission also considered the issue of seniority and diligence to duty of the officers.

“Majority of the new AIGs had already been posted to zonal commands and other police formations while nine of the CPs had been posted as command CPs,” he said.

He said that Okiro urged them to quickly settle into their new positions and ensure that there was improved service delivery in their duty posts.

Okiro reminded them that they were holding the new offices in trust for the people of Nigeria and should not disappoint them.

He promised that the commission would continue to ensure that police promotions were regular and based on merit.