Nigeria: 38 Senior Police Officers get new ranks from IGP Egbetokun
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu, PhD, NPM, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), presented 38 newly promoted Senior Police Officers with their new ranks on Thursday.
According to a statement that was signed by Police spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Egbetokun presented the officers with decorations at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall at Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The newly promoted Senior Police Officers’ families, friends, and professional coworkers cheered as the decoration was done.
Adejobi made the following statement via Twitter: “This is sequel to the recent promotion approved by the Police Service Commission on the basis of merit, required experience, years of dedicated service, and academic records.”
The Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) Bala Ciroma and Frank Emeka Mba, mni, were among the 38 Senior Police Officers honored.
Fourteen (14) Assistant Inspectors General of Police, including AIGs Abubakar Lawal, fdc, were also honored. (Rtd.) Alhassan Aminu; Psc, fdc Abdul Umar; Shettima Zannah, Williams Adebowale, psc(+), and fdc
Other AIGs with decorations included Ebong Eyibio Ebong, psc, and mni; Ilori Ayinde Adepoju; fdc; Okon Okon Effiong Eworo Echeng Echeng; Horsefall, Susan Ukpanukiema; Lanre Sikiru Bank; Yomi Oladimeji Olanrewaju; Shehu Sani Gwarzo, Odama Paul Ojeka, and 22 Commissioners of Police are also included.
His Excellency Sen. Hope Uzodimma, the Executive Governor of Imo State, was there; His Excellency Dr. Akon Etim, the Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor; Sen. Barau Jibrin, the Deputy President of the Senate, and other distinguished National Assembly members.
The immediate past IGP, Usman Alkali Baba (Rtd.), was among the dignitaries in attendance. Attaches to defense at the People’s Republic of China Embassy; the Team in Charge of the Force; Senior Police Officers, including current and former members, promotees’ families, and other dignitaries.
While he wished the newly promoted officers well, Egbetokun urged them to carry out their duties in accordance with the rules of law and the expectations of the public.
With the knowledge that all of their actions and inactions would be accounted for, he also tasked them with demonstrating exceptional critical thinking skills, sound professional judgment in all of their decisions, and high strategic management and operational capacity.
On Wednesday, Egbetokun took office as the new IGP and made a promise to pay the constables who were behind on their payments.
Egbetokun, who was presented with a medal on Tuesday by the vice president, Kashim Shettima, was appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) on June 19. Egbetokun succeeded Baba, who had served for 35 years.