Police promote over 21,000 junior officers


The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the promotion of 21,039 junior police officers.

This was disclosed in a statement by the force public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja.

The promotion comprised the elevation of 20,572 Sergeants to the next rank of Inspector, 324 Corporals to Sergeants, and 143 Constables to the rank of Corporal.

According to the IGP, the promotion of the officers is part of the manpower development drive of his administration to ensure that deserving personnel are promoted accordingly, to encourage hard work, and further embed the culture of merit, excellence, and dedication to duties.

He also assured the senior officers that the Force high command is liaising with the Police Service Commission on the release of their promotion, which is expected to be approved and released as soon as possible.

He further urged the newly promoted officers to see their promotion as a call for renewed zeal, vigour, patriotism to duty, and re-dedication to professional policing standards.

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