In a move to reposition the Force for greater efficiency, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has approved the promotion of 21,039 junior police officers who were last promoted on or before 2017.
Acting Force Spokesman, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi said the promotion also saw the elevation of 20,572 Sergeants to the next rank of Inspector, 324 Corporals to Sergeants, and 143 Constables to the rank of Corporal. He said the move was part of the ongoing efforts aimed at improving welfare, conditions of service and boosting the morale of personnel.
The IGP further noted that the promotion of the officers was part of the manpower development drive of his administration to ensure that deserving personnel are promoted accordingly, to encourage hard work, and further embed the culture of merit, excellence, and dedication to duties.
The IGP equally assured senior police officers that the Force high command was liaising with the Police Service Commission on the release of their promotion, which would be approved and released as soon as possible.
The Inspector-General of Police, while commending the newly promoted officers for their resilience and invaluable commitment to duties, charged them to see their promotion as a call for renewed zeal, vigour, patriotism to duty, and further re-dedication to professional policing standards.