IGP Decorates 58 Senior Police Officers With Their New Ranks
…says forty-three thousand, six hundred and five police personnel across all ranks promoted so far
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, decorated newly promoted Senior Police Officers with their new ranks on April 6, 2023, amidst cheers from their families, friends, and professional colleagues at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
This is a sequel to the recent promotion approved by the Police Service Commission for deserving officers who have the requisite experience, years of dedicated service, and academic records.
The Inspector-General of Police has charged the newly promoted senior officers to internalize and uphold the tenets of the Presidential Police Reform Agenda while emphasizing respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
While congratulating them on the well-deserved promotions, he tasked them with bringing their wealth of experience to bear in their new postings, which will be in tandem with their new ranks.
A total of 58 Senior Police Officers were decorated comprising Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Adeolu Olukayode Egbetokun, mni, who was until his promotion the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Abuja; twenty-four Assistant Inspectors-General of Police including AIGs Matthew Akinyosola, Jonathan Towuru, Abiodun Alabi, Akande Sikiru, Abimbola Shokoya, Yekini Ayoku, Olofu Adejoh, Aliyu Garba, Idrisu Dabban, Yusuf Usman, Haladu Ros-Amson, Babaita Ishola, Alexander Wannang, Ari Muhammed, Mamman Sanda, Sadiq Abubakar, Frank Mba, Benjamin Okolo, Oyediran Oyeyemi, Babaji Sunday, Arungwa Udo, Yusuf Chiromawa, and thirty-three Commissioners of Police.
The IGP reiterated that a total of forty-three thousand, six hundred and fifty police personnel across all ranks have been promoted, all on their merit. This comprises a total of twenty-two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five senior officers, and twenty thousand, six hundred and ten inspectors and rank-and-file.
He assured police personnel that the policy of ensuring that promotions are processed and released when due would be sustained, as this forms part of his core policing agenda.
In attendance was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, CFR; Chairman, of Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Jika; Chairman, of House Committee on Police Affairs, Hon. Bello Kumo; Former Governor of Zamfara State, Ahmad Sani Yerima; POWA President, Hajia Hajara Usman Alkali Baba; and a host of dignitaries and well-wishers from across the society. Also present is the paramount ruler of Yewa in Ogun State, HRM Oba Dr. Kehinde Olugbenle.