The Police Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed the appointment and promotion of officers within the police force.
According to a statement on Monday by the Head, Press and Public Relations, of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani in Abuja, six Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIG) were appointed.
The commission also approved the promotion of 230 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents and 211 Assistant Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents.
The statement reads: “The new DIGs are; Abdul Dahiru Danwawu; Lawal Shehu; Adeyemi Samuel Ogunjemilusi; Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, all former AIGs and Alex Okpara and Celestine Okoye, former CPs. DIG Ogunjemilusi and DIG Okpara are to proceed on pre-retirement leave.
“The Commission also approved the promotion of 14 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.
“They are: Yunana Babas; Dan-Malam Mohammed; Mua’zu Zubairu Halilu; Rabiu Yusuf; Sanusi Nma Lemu; Ahmed Iliyasu; Mohammed Uba Kura; Zaki M. Ahmed; and Gwandu Haliru Abubakar.
“Others are: Zama Bala Senchi, presently CP, Jigawa State Command; Bello A. Sadiq; Austin Iwero Agbonlahor; Lawan Ado, former CP, Kwara State Command and currently Commandant Police College, Kaduna and Bashir Makama.
The appointments and promotions were the highpoints of the Commission’s 6th Plenary Meeting held in Abuja on Friday, October 18th and chaired by Musiliu Smith, Chairman of the Commission.
Chairman of the Commission, Smith, said the Commission would continue to closely monitor the performance of these Officers and enjoined them to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.