The promotion of 417 senior police officers has been approved by the Police Service Commission (PSC)
This information was released on Friday, September 30 in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission’s head of press and public relations.
Ani said that the PSC has authorized promotion exams for officers beginning from 2023.
“The Commission also approved the appointment of AIG Bello A. Sadiq, currently AIG Zone 1, Kano and AIG Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi, to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
“While the new DIG Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), DIG Dandaura, whose appointment takes effect from October 20th, 2022 will be replacing, DIG Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date,” the statement read.
57 Assistant Commissioners of Police were moved to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Police, while 12 Commissioners of Police (CP) were elevated to the level of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).
Additionally, the PSC approved the promotions of 286 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents of Police and 60 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police.
“The Commission also approved the setting up of the Police Promotion Examination Board. The 11-member board will have a representative of the Nigeria Police Force who must not be below the rank of a Deputy Inspector-General of Police,” the statement further read.