IGP approves promotion of 10,581 inspectors, others

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has approved the promotion of 10,581 junior officers of the Inspectorate Cadre, the Rank and File.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement on Friday in Abuja, said: “In line with this directive, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police overseeing the Department of Finance and Administration (DIG DFA) has been tasked with coordinating efforts alongside the Commissioner of Police in charge of Welfare to commence the promotion process promptly.”

He said the breakdown of promotion includes 9,831 Police Constables to be promoted to the rank of Corporal; 81 Corporals to advance to the rank of Sergeant; and 669 officers set to progress from the rank of Sergeants to Inspectors.

“The IGP while emphasising the zeal of the Force leadership to fostering a culture of meritocracy and career advancement reiterates the pivotal role of timely promotions in enhancing the morale of officers and bolstering the overall effectiveness of the Force, noting that it serves as cornerstones in sustaining the ongoing manpower development initiatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

“He, however, reassured that promotions in the Force will be solely on merit. The NPF extends its heartfelt congratulations to all officers slated for promotion and urges them to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation.”