The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Eight thousand, nine hundred and sixteen, (8,916) senior Police Officers to their next substantive ranks to fill existing vacancies in the service.
In a statement signed and issued on Sunday by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations, the promotions were the high points of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the Commission held in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th March 2019 and presided over by its Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.
The Commission approved the promotion of three Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police. They are; Jona Jackson Mava; Olushola Babajide David and Titus Sumba Larmode.
The acting appointments of two Commissioners of Police were also confirmed. The beneficiaries are; Rudolf Echebi Obe, Works and Danladi B. Lalas, Air Wing.
Seventy one Assistant Commissioners of Police were elevated to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police and they include Ogundare D. Emmanuel; Alonge Adebowale; Augustina Nwuka Ogbodo; Ibrahim Abdullahi; Garba Ahmed; Uzuegbu Kanayo; Zubairu Abubakar; Vincent N. Nwajiofor (works), Polycarp Chilaka Dibia and Emeka Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer.
One hundred and two Chief Superintendents of Police, CSPs, were also promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.
They are ; Michael M. Masomene; Egbe Eko Edum; Onyeamu Akaeme Onyeamu; Dauda I. Ayuba; Chinedu C. Ugwu; Moses Gana; Victor Akongtender Bepeh; Aminu Musa; Danjuma Madugu; Promose Chinedu Udeh; Anthony Okon Placio; Ikechukwu E. Nwosu; Okey C. Nwabufo; Ayodeji A. Dagunduro; Kanu Kanu Okoronkwo (works); Agbo B. Usman (forensic); Mustapha A. Rufai; among others.
The Commission also promoted four hundred and eighty seven Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents.
The new Superintendents of Police include Atiku Ibrahim, Personal Assistant to the acting Inspector General of Police; Florence Odewo; Ojo Abraham; Mohammed Idris and Abraham Ogedengbe.
One thousand, one hundred and sixty five Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASPs, were promoted to the next rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police, DSP, while seven thousand and eighty six Inspectors were elevated to Assistant Superintendents of Police.
Some of the new DSPs are: Chinemelum Bartholomew of the Complaints Response Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Jeremiah Zumnan; Adewale Ajibuwa while Hope Nnah of Abia Command; Saviour Etetim made the list of the newly promoted Inspectors to ASPs.
The promotions, according to Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri, permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, will be conveyed to the acting Inspector General of Police, on Monday, April 1.