IGP promotes 31,465 officers to Inspector, Sergeant, Corporal ranks


The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has promoted a total of 31,465 policemen comprising 24,991 officers from the ranks of Sergeants to Inspectors, 194 from Corporals to Sergeants, and 6,280 from Constables to Corporals.

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The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this was part of the IGP’s manpower development policy targeted at promoting deserving police officers on the basis of competence, qualification, and length of service

Baba also commended two Assistant Inspectors General of Police on the conferment of national honours on them.

Adéjọbí said, “The IG has however charged the affected officers to add more pep in promoting the lofty principles and values of modern policing and discharge their duties as expected of them in line with the provisions of the extant laws.

“Similarly, the IG congratulates two AIGs on the conferment of national honours on them. The very senior police officers include AIG Aishatu Abubakar, who was conferred with the award of Officer of the Order of the Niger, and AIG Olofu Adejoh, who was conferred with the individual award of National Productivity Order of Merit Award by the National Productivity Centre, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, on the approval of the immediate past President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

“The IG charges the senior officers to bring their experience gathered over time and the well-deserved national recognition to bear in their national policing duties.”