Police Promotion: Egbetokun Is A Promise Keeper

By Adewole Kehinde

“When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.”Joel Osteen

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced on Friday the IGP’s approval of the promotion of 10,581 inspectors, rank and file.

I received the news as both Easter and Sallah goodies for those promoted personnel.

I recalled in 2023 when the House of Representatives claimed that the IGP ignored the PSC recommendation for the promotion of inspectors, rank and file, and deliberately neglected and/or refused to effect the release, despite measures taken by the PSC for him to do so.

IGP Egbetokun, whom I know will never neglect the directives of the Police Service Commission, The IGP is a gentleman with a zeal to foster a culture of meritocracy and career advancement in the Force.

On several occasions, he has emphasised that regular and timely elevation of deserving officers to their next ranks would boost the morale of officers and men of the force.

According to him, this promotion exercise is set to encourage the officers to be exemplary and exhibit professionalism to sustain the manpower development drive of the NPF.

I also recall that on Friday, August 11, 2023, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, in Kano, while addressing officers and men of the command, said that henceforth only officers that will inspire public confidence in the force will be promoted, as dishing out promotions anyhow has been stopped.

The authorization by IGP Egbetokun for the promotion of ten thousand, five hundred and eighty-one deserving junior officers of the Inspectorate Cadre and the rank and file will go a long way towards increasing motivation, as being recognised for their hard work and giving a higher status within the Force will boost personnel’s motivation and morale.

Also, it will improve their job satisfaction as promotions show that the Force values its personnel and their contributions, leading to increased job satisfaction.

The promotions will also provide personnel with opportunities for career growth and development within the force.

I also see the promotion enhancing productivity, as promoted personnel often feel a greater sense of responsibility and are more likely to work diligently to meet their new posting expectations.

The promotion will inspire other personnel to strive for similar achievements, fostering a culture of growth and excellence within the force.

Overall, promoting personnel will lead to more engaged, motivated, and productive morale.

To inspire public confidence and the support of members of the public, the promoted personnel must show their competence, honesty, and integrity in their respective posts.

I congratulate the promoted personnel and hope they make competence, honesty, and integrity a priority, which will lead to ensuring that the force mobilises for public support.


Adewole Kehinde is the publisher of Swift Reporters and can be reached at 08166240846; email: kennyadewole@gmail.com

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