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Police Service Commission Promotes 175 Senior Police Officers

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 175 senior Police Officers. It also stepped down the promotion of 112 others.
A statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations Ikechukwu Ani says, the decisions were part of the highpoints of the 9th Plenary Meeting of the Commission which held in Abuja on Monday and Tuesday, September 28th and 29th, 2020 and presided over by Commission Chairman, retired Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith.
The Commission promoted one Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Sanusi Lemu to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, to replace retired DIG Abdulmajid Ali, representing the North Central.
It also approved the promotion of one Commissioner of Police, CP. Mustapha Dandaura, former CP Anambra and Rivers States to the substantive rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Also promoted were 167 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, three Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents, two Assistant Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents and four Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents.
The Commission stood down the promotions of 112 senior Police Officers for failure of the Inspector General of Police to comply with the directive of the Commission to attach the Presidential approval for the creation of additional Police Zonal Commands and Departments from where the vacancies for the recommended Officers were harvested.
The Commission stood down the promotion of 13 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General, eight Deputy Commissioners to Commissioners and 91 Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners.
The Commission also confirmed the acting appointments of 60 senior Police Officers including three Commissioners of Police and four Deputy Commissioners
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