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Commission okays management team for police, DIGs’ retirement


The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the reconstitution of the management team of the Nigeria Police Force effective January 28, 2019.

The commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, who confirmed the development, said the approval was the highpoint of the fourth plenary meeting of the body, which held from January 28 to 29 in Abuja and presided over by its chairman and a retired Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Smith.

He stated: “The commission approved the appointment of eight Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) with one of them, Usman Yakubu, promoted and (asked) to proceed on a terminal leave.

“Others are Aminchi Samaila Baraya, the most senior AIG from North East who will represent the zone in the management team, Usman Tilli Abubakar, representing the North West; Abdulmajid Ali, former Assistant Inspector-General of Police, representing North Central and Fredrick Taiwo Lakanu, former AIG, Operations and until his (recent) appointment, the Force Secretary, representing the South West. He was also former CP, Imo State, and had also headed SARS, Lagos.”

Ani continued: “Also in the team are Godwin C. Nwobodo, former AIG, Border Patrol, presently AIG, Zone 7, Abuja and former CP, Courses, at the Police Academy (POLAC), Wudil, Kano representing South East, Anthony Ogbizi Michael, former CP, Ebonyi and Delta states representing South South and Yakubu Jibrin from North Central but appointed on seniority consideration.”

The PSC also ratified the retirement of seven DIGs.The spokesman added: “Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Smith, charged the new management team to give the acting Inspector –General of Police maximum cooperation to move the force forward. “He pledged the guidance of the commission to the new team and reminded them that they are coming in at a very critical time in the life of our nation.”

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