The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of six Deputy Inspectors General of Police with two to proceed on pre-retirement leave.
PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, announced this in a statement on Monday.
He explained that the remaining four would replace the four retired DIGs and also form part of the IGP’s management team made up of seven DIGs.
The new DIGs are Abdul Danwawu, Lawal Shehu, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, Peter Ogunyanwo, all former AIGs, as well as Alex Okpara and Celestine Okoye, former Commissioners of Police (CPs).
However, DIG Ogunjemilusi and DIG Okpara are to proceed on pre-retirement leave.
The Commission also approved the promotion of 14 Cps to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
They are Yunana Babas, Dan-Malam Mohammed, Mua’zu Zubairu, Rabiu Yusuf, Sanusi Lemu, Ahmed Iliyasu, Mohammed Kura, Zaki Ahmed, and Gwandu Abubakar.
Others are Zama Bala (CP in Jigawa), Bello Sadiq, Austin Agbonlahor, Lawan Ado (former CP in Kwara and currently Commandant Police College, Kaduna), and Bashir Makama.
Mr Ani explained that the appointments and promotions were the highpoints of the PSC’s 6th Plenary Meeting which held in Abuja on Friday and chaired by Mr Musiliu Smith.
He revealed that the commission also approved the promotion of 230 Superintendents of Police (SP) to Chief Superintendents (CSP), 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) to SP, and 211 Assistant Superintendents (ASP) to DSP.
Forty one Inspectors were also promoted to ASP1.
The new CSPs include Kabiru Ishaq, Sufi Abdullahi, Dattijo Abdullahi, Bisiriyu Akindele, Faloye Folusho, Ngozi Nwosu, and Shehudden Baba.
Other are Ibrahim Bashir, Benjamin Ugwuegbulam, Remigius Ekpe, Tope Oparinde, Esther Nwaiwu, Victoria Mulero, and Ogbonnaya Nwota.
The PSC Chairman said the Commission would continue to closely monitor the performance of the officers and asked them to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.
He reiterated that promotion in the Force would continue to be based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancies.