Niger, Benue, other CPs now AIGs, DCPs, more senior Police officers promoted – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 5,718 senior police officers comprising both general duty and specialists cadres of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

A press statement by the Commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Thursday, in Abuja, said: “The Commission approved the promotion of 12 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG); 19 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to the substantive rank of Commissioners and 21 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to the next rank of DCP; 33 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were also elevated to the rank of ACP.

Ani listed the 12 newly promoted AIGs to include: CP Niger state

Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, CP Courses, Police Academy Wudil Kano, Patrick Ogon Edung; Deputy Commandant, Police Academy Kano, CP Badru Banji Lawal; CP Benue state, Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka; CP Taraba state, Suleiman Yusuf; CP Lagos state, Idowu Owohunwa; and CP PAP Western Ports Lagos, Rhoda Adetutu Olofu.

Others are Commandant Police College, Kaduna, CP Godwin N. Aghaulor; CP Jigawa state, CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot; CP Intelligence and Investigation, Interpol Abuja, Stanley Kanayo-Chukwu Ude; CP Osun state, Longe Kehinde Patrick; and CP Admin Research and Planning Force Headquarters, Ndu Anene.

He said the commission further approved the promotion of 265 Superintendents of Police (SPs) to CSP; 50 Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents (DSPs) and 4,750 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs)  and another 146 ASPs omitted during the May 2022 promotion exercise elevated to DSP.

The spokesperson further stated that, “For the specialists cadre, the commission approved the promotion of two ACPs; one from Airwing and the other from Forensic to the next rank of DCP; 47 CSPs comprising 23 medical doctors and 24 veterinary doctors were promoted to the rank of ACP.

“One hundred and ninety  SPs from the Computer Info- Tech Unit; another eight from Works; one workshop; 12 transport; two forensic; two handwriting; one ballistcs; one religion and one veterinary doctor were also promoted.

“Forty seven specialists of ASP  rank and of different units were promoted to the rank of DSP.”

He said the PSC Chairman, IGP Solomon Arase (retd.) charged the newly promoted officers  to embrace a new policing culture  that was hinged on  people friendly approach that respects the fundamental rights of the citizens

This is as he warned that they should desist from involving themselves in civil matters or trumping up false allegations  against  the public as such conduct would not make them win the hearts of the people which could deprive them of credible information from public spirited individuals.

“Dr. Arase commended the Inspector General of Police  for collaborating with the Commission  in ensuring that for the first time in a very long while, the promotions have permeated  all the departments of the Force.  “This singular act I hope will motivate the workforce  to give back their best in ensuring that issues of crimes and criminality  are properly  dealt with,” he added.

The Commission’s boss disclosed that the 19 newly  promoted CPS are; DCP Shehu Kabir Abubakar; DCP Lawal Babatunde  Ayodeji; DCP Shelleng Umaru Yusuf; DCP Emmanuel Agene; DCP Alonyenu Francis Iduh; DCP Vungmoh S. Kwaimo; DCP Danjuma Aboki; DCP Jude Maduekwujolachi Azuka; DCP Dan-Sabo Idi; DCP Ibitoye Rufus Olajide and DCP Adamu Ngojin Isa.

Others are: DCP Usman Hayatu; DCP Christopher Ado Emmanuel; DCP Nwanosike Wodi Okocha; DCP Johnson Oluwole Adenola; DCP Olanrewaju  Olawale Ishola; DCP Joseph Eribo; DCP Miller Gajere Dantawaye and DCP Henry Ifeanyi Uche.

The newly promoted DCPs include; Ime Udo Udofia, Isyaku Sharu; Benjamin Awor Abang; Mohammed Jika Abubakar; Mohammed Sanusi Ahmed; Dauda Iliya Ayuba; Moses Gana; Ikechukwu Emmanuel Nwosu; Promise Chinedu Udeh and Okey Nwabufo.

The new Assistant Commissioners are Jacob Nneji Egede; Godwin Chike Oti; Chike Jude Ibe; Daniel Okon Akpan and Michael Chukwu Mbatam amongst others.

ACP Inuwa Muhammed (Airwing) and ACP Agbo Usman were promoted to Deputy Commissioners  while CSP Okunbo Ruth Onyinmeare; Victor Efobi Iwuamadi; Adenuga Adeday Salami and Isibhakhomen Blessing  Ijiomah (medical doctors) were some of the specialists promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioners.

SPs Tina Amadi; Egbede Moses; Danjuma Dantani; Benjamin Kurya; Hussaine Abdullahi; Mba Nnamdi Bartholomew; John Chima Ayah; Sanusi Danlami; Asinim Butswat, Police Public Relations Officer Bayelsa state;  Command; Dieke Nneka Josephine; Mohammed Iya Musa; Idris Mohammed Gumel and Ernest Abia were some of the Superintendents promoted to Chief Superintendents of Police. 

DSP Isah Abubakar was promoted to the next rank of Superintendent while ASP Kingsley Ani and Shehu Salisu were promoted to Deputy Superintendents amongst several others.

He noted that the CPs and DCPs appeared before the commission for promotion interview a condition precedent for their promotions.