NEW Commissioners are to take charge of Police Commands in Lagos, Kwara, Kogi and some other states.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of 37 Command Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
They are to resume in their new commands immediately, the PSC said. Also deployed were Assistant Inspector-General (AIGs).
Their deployment followed the recommendation of Acting Inspector-General (IG) of Police Mohammed Adamu to the Commission.
The PSC, which approved the posting of new Commissioners of Police to Lagos, Kwara, Kogi and other states, revalidated the appointment of others, including the FCT and Borno.
With the approval, CP Mu’azu Zubairu will take over from Edgal Imohimi in Lagos State as CP.
The details of the approval and deployment are contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani.
The commissioners and their new ciommand posts are: Buba Sanusi (Katsina); Mohammed Wakili (Kano); Rabiu Ladodo (Jigawa); Ahmed Iliyasu (Ogun); Mu’azu Zubairu (Lagos); Ibrahim Sabo (Niger); Alkassam Sanusi (Taraba); Garba M. Mukaddas (Adamawa); Omololu Bishi (Benue); Bola Longe (Nassarawa) and Isaac Akinmoyede (Plateau).
Others are: Odumosu Hakeem (Edo); Olushola David (Bayelsa); Adeleke Yinka (Delta); Austin Iwero Agbonlahor (Cross River); Bashir Makama (Akwa Ibom); Awosola Awotunde (Ebonyi); Belel Usman (Rivers); Bello Makwashi (Gombe); Abdulrahman Ahmed (Kaduna); Bala Ciroma (FCT); Egbetokun Kayode (Kwara State); Hakeem Busari (Kogi); Asuquo Amba (Ekiti); Galadanchi Dasuki (Imo); Suleiman Balarabe (Enugu) and Dandaura Mustapha (Anambra).
There are also: Etim Ene Okon (Abia); Ibrahim Kaoje (Sokoto); Celestine Okoye (Zamfara); Garba Danjuma (Kebbi); Abiodun Ige (Osun); Undie Adie (Ondo); Olukolu Shina (Oyo); Ali Janga (Bauchi); Damian Chukwu (Borno) and Sumonu Abdulmalik (Yobe).
PSC Chairman Alhaji Musiliu Smith urged them to quickly settle at their new posts and ensure that the forthcoming general elections are peaceful, free, fair and transparent.
The one-time IG said the country could not afford any disruption of the elections anywhere as the world was looking up to Nigeria for a proof that its democracy has continued to mature.
The Commission said its approval had been conveyed to the acting IG for implementation.
The AIG’s deployment came after they were decorated in Abuja by the IG.
A statement by ACP Mba showed the identities of the deployed AIGs and their formations.
The former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss Ibrahim Lamorde will head the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB); Wilson A. Inalegwu (Zone 9, Umuahia); Abdul Dahiru Danwawo (Maritime); Adeyemi O. Ogunjemilusi (Directing Staff NIPPS); Maurice A. Yusuf (Research & Planning); Murtala Mani (Force CID) and Tijani Baba (Zone 7, Abuja).
Others are: Dibal Yakadi (Zone 5, Benin);
Haruna Huzi Mshelia (Zone 3, Yola); Mohammed Mustapha (Zone 10, Sokoto); Musa A. Kimo (Zone 6, Calabar); Adeleye Olusola Oyebade (Zone 11, Osogbo); Basen Dapiya Gwana (Zone 12, Bauchi); Karma Hosea Hassan (Staff College, Jos); Folawiyo David (Training & Development); Zana Ibrahim (Commandant, POLAC, Kano); Chris Ezike (Zone 4, Makurdi) and Moses A. Jitiboh (Investment, FHQ).
The IG charged the officers to diligently and professionally discharge their duties according to the laws, rules and regulations of the country.