The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has decorated 40 newly promoted commissioners of police saying between January 2019 when he was appointed to date, a total of 10,114 officers have been promoted on merit.
Speaking at the ceremony on Wednesday in Abuja, Adamu gave the breakdown of the officers promoted under him to include 7,127 from Inspectors to ASPs, 1,375 from ASP-DSP, 498 from DSP-SP, 566 from SP-CSP, 150 from CSP-ACP, 273 from ACP-DCP, 75 from DCP-CP, 35 from CP-AIG and 14 from AIG-DIG.
“I hold the firm conviction that all of you, the newly promoted Commissioners of Police seated here fit perfectly into my human capacity development requirement and I am confident that you will deploy your wealth of experience toward supporting the Nigeria Police in the attainment of our mandate, especially at this crucial time in our nation’s internal security evolution,” he said.
He reminded the newly promoted officers that “to whom much is given, much more shall be expected. Crime, as you know, is a dynamic and increasingly complex phenomenon and the nation demand of you higher level of loyalty, courage and professional competence needed to move the Nigeria Police and indeed, the nation to the next level in relation to internal security.”