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PSC introduces promotion exams for officers, Promotes 417 top policemen

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
01 October 2022   |   7:35 am
The Police Service Commission on Friday approved the promotion for 417 Senior Police Officers.

Policemen at Okepopo Street, Lagos Island

The Police Service Commission on Friday approved the promotion for 417 Senior Police Officers.

The Commission also approved Promotion Examinations for Police Officers.

According to the acting Chairman of PSC, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (Rtd), the exam is scheduled to start in 2023.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the 15th Plenary meeting of the Commission in Abuja, Ogunbiyi explained that the promotion exam is in line with the Public Service Rules.

She noted that the Commission also approved the appointment of AIG Bello A. Sadiq, currently AIG Zone 1, Kano and AIG Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi, to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.

”While the new DIG Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), DIG Dandaura whose appointment takes effect from October 20th, 2022 will be replacing, DIG Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date,” she added.

The Commission further approved the promotion of twelve Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.

The new AIGs are: CP Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu, Admin Medical, Falamo, Lagos; CP Emienbo Tony Tuesday Assayomo, Kwara State Command; CP Christiana Ibiso Cookey, Welfare, Force Headquarters; CP Evelyn Tamunoimi Peterside, Eastern Port and CP Eboka Friday, Rivers State Command.

Others are: CP Adesina Musbau Soyemi, Nasarawa State Command; CP Asafa Adekunle, CMOT, FCT; CP Edward Chuka Egbuka, Kogi State Command; CP Janet Agbede, Abia State Command; CP Oruebo Josiah Daso, Research and Development, FHQ; CP Olokode Taoheed Olawale, Osun State Command; and CP Abutu Yaro, Edo State Command.

Fifty-seven Assistant Commissioners of Police were also promoted to Deputy Commissioners of Police. They include; ACP Suel Yerima Gimba; ACP Alhaji Mohammed Danladi; ACP Richard Bala Gara; ACP Lasis Titilola; ACP Obuagbaka John and ACP Aliko Mohammed Dankoli.

Others also include; ACP Silas Bamidele Aremu; ACP Sylvester Onyie Uzoefuna; ACP Shaq Ismail Salihu; ACP Magaji Ismaila; ACP Ali Garba Sarbi; ACP Theodore Chukwuemeka Obasi and ACP Sarah Idowu Ehindero among others

Other approvals also include Sixty Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police. Included among the newly promoted ACPs are; CSP Odion Benedict Aire; CSP Garba Sule yaro; CSP Abayomi Akinpelu Oni; CSP Badamasi Musa former DPO 9th Mile Division, Enugu; CSP Rabiu Musa and CSP Bamidele Awoniyi.

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