31 January 2013

Nigeria: Police Commission Promotes 2,447 Officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC), yesterday, approved the promotion of 2447 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force. The promotion is coming barely three months to the winding up of the tenure of the current commission.

The Commissioners who rose from their 38 plenary and briefed journalists on the outcome of the meeting said that the promotion was in line with the commission's policy to promote deserving officers and meting out appropriate punitive measures to the errant ones.

Commissioner in charge of media, Ms Comfort Obi and her counterpart in charge of strategy, Dr Otivie Igbuzor, who spoke to the media, disclosed that, for the first time in the history of the commission, it had institutionalised its acts so that incoming members would be guided on their various actions.

"The PSC at its 38th plenary considered and approved the promotion of police officer who deserved it and award disciplinary measure to those found wanting" Obi announced.

A breakdown of the promotion showed that 3 CPs were promoted to AIG, 8 DCPS promoted to CPs, 20 CSPs were promoted to ACP, and 300 SPs promoted to CSP. Others are 268 DSPs promoted to SP, 794 ASPs to DSP and 1054 other ranks promoted to ASP.

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