NEWSFLASH! NIGERIAN POLICE APPOINT 18 AIGS & 37 COMMISSIONERS
The Nigerian Police has approved the promotion of 18 commissioners to the rank of assistant inspectors general of police (AIG), and 37 deputy commissioners to commissioners.
In a statement issued on Saturday by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the police service commission (PSC), the Nigerian Police Force has approved the promotion of 18 commissioners to the rank of assistant inspectors general of police (AIG), and 37 deputy commissioners to commissioners.
The statement also states that the commission also approved their postings with four other AIGs, 12 are to man the 12 Police Zonal Commands, while the remaining 10 will head police special formations such as operations, training, police academy, info-tech, investment, among others.
According to TheCable News, Ibrahim Adamu, commissioner of police, Kaduna state, is now AIG, Zone 1, Abdulmajid Ali, CP, Ogun state, AIG, Zone 2 and Usman Tilli, AIG in charge of border is now AIG zone 3.
While AIG Dorathy Gimba retained her command of the investment formation, Mohammed K. Mohammed, SPU and Mohammed Katsina moved from Maritime to DS, NIPSS, Katsina would be replaced at the Maritime Desk by Paul Okafor, CP Benue state.
The statement said 16 of the commissioners retained their commands. They include, CP Peace Abdallah, Ebonyi; Emmanuel Ojukwu, Enugu; Frederick Lakanu, Imo; Adeleye Oyebade, Oyo; Basen Gwana, Abia; Yunana Babas, Taraba; Austine Iwar, Gombe; Murtala Mani, Akwa Ibom, Fatai Owoseni, Lagos and CP Henry Fadairo was also moved from Research and Planning to Jigawa State.
Mike Okiro, PSC chairman, said the promotions and postings were in line with the commission’s resolve to reposition the force, adding that the commission would hold any of them personally responsible for any failure in the discharge of their duties.
The chairman said they should rededicate themselves to the service of the nation and abide by the rules and regulations guiding police work.