The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Wednesday, decorated 40 newly promoted Commissioners of Police (CPs), noting that 10,114 police officers have been promoted since his assumption as the IGP in Jan. 2019.
Adamu noted that 75 Deputy Commissioners Police (DCP) were promoted to the rank of CPs; 273 Assistant Commissioners Police (ACP) were promoted to DCPs; 150 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) to ACPs; 566 Superintendents of Police (SPs) promoted to CSPs; 1,375 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASPs) to Deputy Superintendents (DSPs) and 7,127 Inspectors promoted to ASPs.
Speaking during the decoration of the CPs at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the police boss said the commissioners were among the 75 officers promoted from the rank of DCP.
Adamu, who said the promotions were guided by the principles of seniority and merit, noted that human assets of any organisation, particularly, at strategic management level was fundamental to the attainment of goal and mandate.
According to him, “It is in cognisance of this fact that I have since my appointment as the IGP been collaborating effectively with the Police Service Commission (PSC). The collaboration is to ensure that appropriate processes are emplaced to identify and promptly elevate deserving officers with unblemished service records for promotion.
“This is a strategic management approach directed at motivating the workforce of the Nigeria Police in committing to the duty of addressing current and emerging internal security threats.”
The IGP urged the 40 newly decorated officers to deploy their intellect, be guided by the need to respect extant laws as well as demonstrate sound professional judgment in all their decisions.