IG promotes 21,039 junior policemen
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Wednesday approved the promotion of 21,039 junior police officers who were last promoted on or before 2017.
The beneficiaries included 20,572 sergeants who were promoted to the next rank of inspector, 324 corporals to sergeants and 143 constables to the rank of corporal.
A statement on Thursday by the acting police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi said the exercise was aimed at improving the welfare, conditions of service and the boosting of morale of the personnel to reposition the force for efficiency.
The IG further noted that the promotion of the officers was part of the manpower development drive of his administration to ensure that deserving personnel were promoted accordingly to encourage hard work and promote the culture of merit, excellence and dedication to duties.
He was said to have equally assured senior police officers that the police high command was liaising with the Police Service Commission on their promotion, which was expected to be approved and released as soon as possible.