Police promote 6,455 senior officers


The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday approved the promotion of 6,455 senior police officers following the recommendation of the Inspector- General of Police, Idris Ibrahim.

The Commission also returned to the IGP all recommendations relating to special promotions.

The Head of Press at the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed these in a statement in Abuja.

The statement said: “Those promoted are – ACP Hilda Ibifuro –Harrison who is now promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, (AIG) while two Deputy Commissioners of Police, Ajani Olasupo Babatunde and Olukola Taira Shina were promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police.

“47 Superintendents of Police were elevated to Chief Superintendents of Police and 498 Deputy Superintendents of Police promoted to the next rank of Superintendents of Police.

“5,907 Inspectors were also promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police, Mohimi D. Edgal and Aji Ali Janga, Deputy Commissioners of Police were appointed acting Commissioners of Police.”

The PSC said the promotions and other decisions signed by the Commission’s Chairman, Mike Okiro, would be conveyed to the IGP for implementation.

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