Manpower Development: IG Approves Promotion Of 21,039 Police Officers

The Inspector-General of (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the promotion of 21,039 junior police officers, who were last promoted on or before 2017.

A statement signed by the acting spokesman of the Police, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made available to the National Association of Online Security Reporters (NAOSRE), says “the promotion is part of ongoing efforts aimed at improving welfare, conditions of service and boosting the morale of Police personnel, with a view to repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.”

According to the statement, 20,572 Sergeants have been elevated to the next rank of Inspector, 324 Corporals become Sergeants while 143 Constables move to the rank of Corporal.

The IGP noted that the promotion of the officers is part of the manpower development drive of his administration to ensure that deserving personnel are promoted accordingly, to encourage hard work, and further embed the culture of merit, excellence, and dedication to duties.

He assured senior police officers that thePolice high command is liaising with the Police Service Commission to facilitate the release of their promotion letters as soon as possible.

The Inspector-General of Police, while commending the newly promoted officers for their resilience and invaluable commitment to duties, charged them to see their promotion as a call for renewed zeal, vigour, patriotism to duty, and further re-dedication to professional policing standards.

The IGP also restated the commitment of his administration to entrenching longstanding reforms in the Nigeria Police Force.

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