The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 2,058 senior police officers to their next rank in line with its resolve to ensure prompt promotion of deserving police officers.
One Commissioner of Police, CP Kaumi Ahmadu (CP Medical) was promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), while 99 Superintendents (SPs) of police including SP Babagana Bukar, were elevated to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
The Commission also approved the promotion of 754 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP).
The promoted DSPs include DSP Shehu Usman.
Also, one thousand two hundred and three (1,203) Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) were also promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police while one Inspector was elevated to the next rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP11).
The chairman of the commission, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, in a statement, said the promotions were based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancies.
He reiterated the Commission’s commitment to ensure that deserving police officers are promoted as at when due, to serve as motivation to the officers.
Okiro charged the promoted officers to continue to give their best in the service of the nation. He reminded them that the security of lives and property of every Nigerian and others living in Nigeria is not negotiable.