The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Commissioner of Police (CP), Frank Mba and 23 others to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG).
Also approved was the appointment of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu, as a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
The new DIG will be representing the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.
DIG Egbetokun replaced DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo who retired on March 15, 2023.
In a statement signed by the Spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission also promoted 33 Deputy Commissioners of Police to substantive Commissioners of Police.
The appointment and promotions were some of the highlights of the 19th Plenary Meeting of the Commission which held in Abuja on Tuesday, March 28th 2023. The meeting was presided over by Commission’s acting Chairman, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi.
The Commission also approved the promotion of 37 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) to Deputy Commissioners (DCP), 118 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSP) to Assistant Commissioners (ACP), 316 Superintendents (SP) of Police to Chief Superintendents (CSP), 8 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to Deputy Superintendents (DSP) and 61 Inspectors of Police to Assistant Superintendents 11.
The statement further disclosed that the Commission also approved the confirmation and promotion of 4449 assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) 11 to the substantive rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASP 1.
The Commission also approved the promotion of other senior Police Officers for outstanding performance and recognition from community leaders.
The Commissioners of Police promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police are; Rabi Umar former CP Force Education; Mathew Akinyosola, acting AIG Police Mobile Force; Jonathan Towuru, acting AIG Zone 6, Calabar; Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, acting AIG Zone 2; Akande Sikiru Kayode, acting AIG Zone 11 Osogbo; Abimbola Adebola Shokoya; Christopher Adetokunbo Owolabi and Yusuf Chiromawa Usman, CP Workshop.
Others are Yekini Adio Ayoku, CP Kaduna state Command; Olofu Tony Adejoh CP Eastern Ports, Calabar; Aliyu Garba, Force Headquarters; Idris Dabban Dauda, CP Force Headquarters; Yusuf Ahmed Usman, CP Admin, operations, DIG Operations; Haladu Musa Ros-Amson, Acting AIG FCID, Alagbon close, Lagos; Babatunde Babata Ishola, Director Staff College Jos; Alexander Nengi Wannang, Commandant Police Detective College Enugu; Ari Mohammed Ali, CP Delta; Mamman Sanda Umar, CP Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos; Sadiq Idris Abubakar, CP FCT; Emeka Frank Mba; CP Ogun; Benjamin Nebolisa Okolo, CP Bayelsa Command; Oyediran Adesoye Oyeyemi, CP Ondo Command; Babaji Sunday, Commandant Police College Maiduguri and Arungwa Nwazue Udochukwu, CP DFA FIB, Force Headquarters .
The Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to Commissioners include; Mohammed Bunu; Zubairu Abubakar; Fom Pam Joseph; Emuobo Fred Ekokotu; Garba Musa Yusuf; Fasuba Akinyele Olabode; Uzuegbu Kanayo; Garba Ahmed; Nemi Edwin Osigoboko Iwo; Hayatu Kaigama Ali; Nwonyi Policarp Emeka; Salman Dogo Garba; Musibau Omolabi Ajani; Dungus Ali Munguno among others.
The statement quoted the acting Chairman of the Commission, Justice Ogunbiyi, as urging the newly promoted Officers to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation.
She reiterated that the Commission will continue to ensure that Police promotions are regular and motivational to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Officers.