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Police promote 82,779 junior officers

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the promotion of 82,779 junior police officers to their next ranks.

By the promotion, 56,779 sergeants will move to the rank of inspector, 17,569 corporal will become sergeants and 8,431 constables will become corporal. It is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the force for greater efficiency.

Those promoted also include 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the #EndSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence were specially promoted.

The IGP, while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional callings. He enjoined them to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with best practices and respect for the rights of the citizen.

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