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On Eve of Arase’s Departure, PSC Approves Promotion of 4,542 Senior Officers

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The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 4,542 Senior Police Officers to their next ranks between May and June.

This information was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission.

The statement said seven Commissioners of Police were elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police and six Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police.

Also, 20 Assistant Commissioners of Police became Deputy Commissioners of Police, while eight Superintendents of Police became Assistant Commissioners of Police, 107 SPs to Chief Superintendent of Police, 1,431 Deputy Superintendents of Police to SPs, 1,252 Assistant Superintendents of Police to DSPs and 1,711 Corporals to Inspectors of Police.

The statement said that three DCPs, five ACPs, four CSPs, three SPs, five DSPs and 127 ASPs were promoted on acting appointments.

It said the commission approved special promotion for 16 officers based on exceptional performance and dedication to duty on the recommendation of the Inspector-General of Police.

The statement said two officers were promoted on account of gallantry, while 188 others were placed on acting appointments of their next rank.

The statement said the chairman of the commission, Mike Okiro, urged the officers to reciprocate government gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of the nation.

He promised that the commission would continue to ensure that deserving policemen were promoted as at when due to serve as motivation for effective and efficient service.

Okiro enjoined them to ensure that they were guided by the approved rules and regulations of the Force and that they operated with the fear of God.

He said the commission would continue to ensure that the promotion of policemen was regular to serve as a tonic for effective and efficient service.

The chairman noted that the commission would continue to evolve guidelines and programmes that would improve efficiency in the Force.

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