The Police Service Commission,(PSC) has suspended the promotion of eight Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General and eleven Deputy Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Commissioners due to their failure to appear before it for the mandatory promotion interview.
The Commission in a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani said it sent invitations to the Officers to appear before it for the usual interaction to ascertain their suitability and capability for the new Offices, which they failed to honor.
Meanwhile, the Commission has approved the appointment of three Assistant Inspectors General of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police. The new DIGs are expected to fill the vacant posts created due to the retirements of three DIGs representing the North Central, North East and North West geopolitical zones.
The PSC noted that the approval of the appointments of the new DIGs has also ensured that the defined succession policy in the Nigeria Police is sustained.
The newly promoted DIGS are: AIG Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, the current Force Secretary, will be replacing retired DIG Mustapha Dan- Daura for the North West slot. DIG Dan- Daura retired on the 15th of January this year.
AIG Aji Ali Janga from North East will replace DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim who retired on the 26th of November 2022, while AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode of North Central will replace DIG Sanusi Lemu who retired on the 31st of January this year.
The new appointments were part of the decisions of the reconvened 18th Plenary Meeting of the Commission which held in Abuja on Thursday, 2nd and Friday 3rd February, 2023 and chaired bother acting Chairman of the Commission, Retired Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi.