Nigeria Police Promotes 39 Senior Officers, Redeploys 61


The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has redeployed 61 senior police officers to various Police Commands and Formations in the country as part of measures to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the work of the force.
In a statement police spokesman Frank Mba also announced the promotion of 39 Senior Police Officers to their next ranks, to which approval was given on September 27 by the Police Service Commission upon the recommendations of the IGP. The 39 are part of the redeployments.
“This is in line with the vision and mission of the present Police Administration to motivate and inspire personnel of the Force for greater efficiency and better service delivery, through the pursuit of a robust and a comprehensive welfare regime,” the statement said of the promotions.
Among them, four Commissioners of Police were promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs). They include AIG Balla M. Nasarawa, fwc, who was the CP Anambra State Police Command; AIG Edgar Tam Nanakumo, fwc, who is presently acting as the AIG in-charge Zone 12 with Headquarters in Bauchi; AIG Mohammed J. Gana, fdc, who was the CP Federal Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS); and AIG Sabo Ringim Ibrahim, who was acting as the AIG in-charge of Border Patrol.
“In addition to the newly promoted AIGs are eight (8) Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to the rank of substantive Commissioners of Police. Seven (7) Assistant Commissioners of Police are now Deputy Commissioners of Police; twenty (20) Chief Superintendents of Police are promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police,” Mr. Mba said.

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Congratulating the affected officers, the IGP commended the commitment and unique sacrifice with which they have been discharging their duties.


“He stated that the elevation of the officers was based on merit and they are therefore, expected to be more dutiful in carrying out the responsibilities of their new ranks. He further enjoined them to blaze the trail of providing quality leadership to their subordinate officers, in consonance with the on-going reformation agenda of the Force.”


The officers affected by redeployment include:


·      Six Commissioners of Police (CPs),

·      26 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and

·      29 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs)


The affected CPs are CP Sherifat Disu Olajoku who is moved from Western Ports Authority Police Command to CP Administration ‘C’ Dept. Force Headquarters; CP Ambrose O. Aisabor, redeployed from CP Administration ‘A’ Dept — FHQ, Abuja to CP Western Ports Authority Police Command, Lagos; CP Irimiya, from Eastern Ports Authority Police Command, Port Harcourt, to CP Admin ‘A’ Dept, FHQ, Abuja; CP Tijani Baba, from Deputy Commandant, Police College, Kaduna, to CP Eastern Ports Authority Police Command, Port Harcourt; CP John Opadokun, from CP PMF, FHQ, Abuja, to CP Marine, FHQ, Lagos; and DCP Karma H. Hassan, who becomes the new CP Police Mobile Force (PMF), FHQ, Abuja.


All the postings take immediate effect.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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