The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday approved the promotion of 2,341 senior police officers following the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police (I-G).
Mrs Comfort Obi, Commissioner, Media and Publicity in the commission, who announced this at a news conference in Abuja, said the promotion took effect from Jan. 30.
Giving a breakdown of the promotion, Obi said three Commissioners of Police (CPs) were elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and eight Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to CPs, including two on acting capacity.
She said 20 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) had been promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and 300 Superintendents of Police (SPs) to CSPs.
Also promoted, Obi said, were 258 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) to SPs, 798 ASPs to DSPs and 1,054 to ASPs.
The commissioner added that those promoted to ASPs were graduate Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors, who had attended the required courses for a period of one year.
She, however, declined to name the beneficiaries of the elevation saying the I-G would do that at the appropriate time.