…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali-Baba, has announced a significant promotion of 31,465 police officers in Nigeria.
This includes promotions from Sergeants to Inspectors, Corporals to Sergeants, and Constables to Corporals.
The development aims to enhance manpower development, reward competence, qualification, and length of service within the police force.
Mass Promotion for Manpower Development:
In a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, it was revealed that the Inspector-General of Police implemented this mass promotion as part of his policy to strengthen the force’s manpower.
The promotion is intended to recognize the dedication and service of the officers, aligning with their qualifications and competence.
National Honors for Assistant Inspectors-General of Police:
The Police Chief also took the opportunity to commend two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) for receiving prestigious national honors.
AIG Aishatu Abubakar was honored with the Officer of the Order of the Niger, while AIG Olofu Adejoh was awarded the National Productivity Order of Merit by the National Productivity Centre, under the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Emphasis on Upholding Policing Principles:
Quoting the Inspector-General, Adejobi stated that Alkali-Baba had urged the promoted officers to uphold the principles and values of modern policing with increased dedication.
He emphasized the importance of discharging their duties in accordance with the relevant laws and expectations of the police force.
Leveraging Experience and National Honors:
Alkali-Baba specifically addressed the senior officers who had received national honors, encouraging them to utilize their vast experience and recognition in their policing responsibilities.
The Inspector-General acknowledged the significance of their achievements and urged them to contribute further to the force’s objectives.
The promotion of over 31,000 police officers by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali-Baba, reflects the commitment to manpower development and recognition of merit within the Nigerian police force.
The commendation of two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police for their national honors further highlights the importance of exemplary service and the application of experience in fulfilling policing duties.
The promoted officers are expected to uphold the principles of modern policing and perform their responsibilities in accordance with the laws and expectations set forth by the force.
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