40 deputy commissioners of police have been elevated to commissioners of police following the approval for promotion of 623 senior police officers to their next ranks by the Police Service Commission
A statement issued by the Police service commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja on Sunday, said promoted to their next ranks were 98 assistant commissioners who were promoted to DCPs while 150 chief superintendents were promoted assistant commissioners and that 335 superintendents also had their promotions approved to the next rank of chief superintendents.
The statement said “The promotions were strictly based on seniority, merit, availability of vacancies and clean record of service,” ‘’ the promotions were one of the high points of the 7th plenary meeting of the commission presided over by the commission’s Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police, in Abuja on Friday and Saturday.
The new CPs include Olatunji Akingbola; Gbenga Sadiku: Ayim Egong; Bankole Abiodun; Ayinde Mufutau; Kamaldeen Okunlola; Atere Christopher; Amiengheme Andrew and Younous Mohammed.
Some of the new DCPs are Mohammed Dalijan; Dan Shawulu; Clement Robert; Amaechi Okwudili; and Idowu Owohunwa.
The Chairman of the commission, Musiliu Smith, charged the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to greater commitment to national development by upholding the ethics and rules of the force. Promising that the PSC would continue to ensure that deserving police officers were promoted as and when due.