By G9ija

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved promotion of no fewer than 20,356 senior officers. Nine commissioners of police were promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG) and another nine officers were promoted from the rank of deputy commissioner to commissioner.

It was learnt that the promotion is one of the decisions of the 11th plenary meeting of the PSC held in Abuja on Wednesday, January 25, 2021 and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.

The commission also approved promotion of three chief superintendents to assistant commissioner of police, 1,577 deputy superintendents to superintendent and 2,293 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendent.

PSC also approved promotion/confirmation of 7,283 unconfirmed assistant superintendents (ASP11) to assistant superintendent (ASP1), 9,072 inspectors to assistant superintendent (ASP11) and 110 inspectors promoted to senior inspectors.

The new Assistant Inspectors General are Aminu Saleh Pai, former Commissioner of Police Kwara and Bayelsa states command, former Force Quarter Master General and currently Executive Secretary, The Police Multi Purpose Cooperative Society, Lagos; Dasuki Danbappa Galadanchi, former Commissioner of Police/Executive Secretary, The Police Multi Purpose Cooperative Society, Lagos and presently acting AIG, Force CID Annex, Lagos; Okon Etim Ene, former Commissioner of Police, Benue and Abia states commands, CP SARS and currently CP, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), Force Headquarters, and Abang B. John, former Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State Command and presently Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command.

Others are Joseph Gobum Mukan, former CP, Airport Command, Lagos and currently CP, Rivers State; Aji Ali Janga, former CP, Kaduna and Kogi states commands and currently CP, Sokoto; Mukaddas Mohammed Garba, presently CP, Benue State Command; Habu Sani Ahmadu, former CP, IGP Monitoring Unit, CP Intelligence, Force Headquarters and CP, Bauchi State Command and presently CP, Kano State, and Imohimi D. Edgal, former Commissioner of Police, Lagos and Akwa Ibom states commands.

The nine DCPs promoted to CP are Abubakar Adamu Alhaji, presently DCP (Operations), Rivers State; Benjami Nebolisa Okolo, currently at the National Defence College, Abuja; Abdul-Yari Laffia Shuyamu, presently DCP (Finance and Administration), Taraba State Command; Oyediran Adesoye Oyeyemi, DCP, State CIID Ebonyi; Samaila Shu’aibu Dikko, DCP, State CIID, Adamawa and Jimwan David Dazong, DCP, Zonal CIID, Zone 12, Bauchi.

Others are Monday Bala Kuryas, DCP (Operations), Ondo State; Hussaini Rabiu, DCP (Operations), Imo State and Rabi Umar Manko, former Assistant Force Secretary and presently DCP (Force Education), Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The three chief superintendents promoted to assistant Commissioner are Gotom Tijani Richard, Joseph Kaide O, and Giade Sabo Abubakah. Smith urged the newly promoted officers to see their new positions as a call to more commitment to duty. He said PSC would continue to ensure that promotion is regular and based on relevant rules and regulations.