Police promote 9 commissioners, 20,365 others


The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of nine Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspector-General of Police.

It also elevated nine Deputy CPs to CP and 20,356 officers who were promoted to their next ranks.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, titled, ‘PSC promotes 20,356, nine CPs to AIG and nine DCPs to CP.’

The promotion was one of the decisions of the 11th plenary meeting of the commission held in Abuja on Wednesday, and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector- General of Police.

The new AIGs are: Aminu Pai, former Commissioner of Police Kwara and Bayelsa States Command, former Force Quarter Master General and currently the Executive Secretary, Police Multi-purpose Cooperative Society, Lagos; Dasuki Galadanchi, former Commissioner of Police/Executive Secretary, Police Multi-purpose Cooperative Society, Lagos and presently acting AIG, Force CID Annex, Lagos; Okon Ene, former Commissioner of Police Benue and Abia State Commands, CP SARS and currently CP Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Force Headquarters and Abang John, former Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State Command and presently Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.

Others are Joseph Mukan, former CP, Airport Command, Lagos and currently CP Rivers State; Aji Ali Janga, former CP Kaduna and Kogi State Commands and currently CP Sokoto; Mukaddas Garba, presently CP Benue State Command; Habu Ahmadu, former CP, IGP Monitoring Unit; CP Intelligence, Force Headquarters and CP Bauchi State Command and presently CP Kano State and Imohimi D. Edgal, former Commissioner of Police Lagos and Akwa Ibom States Command.

The nine DCPs promoted to CPs are Abubakar Alhaji, presently DCP Operations, Rivers State; Benjami Okolo, currently at the National Defence College, Abuja; Abdul-Yari Shuyamu, presently DCP, Finance and Administration, Taraba State Command; Oyediran Oyeyemi, DCP State CIID Ebonyi; Samaila Dikko, DCP State CIID Adamawa and Jimwan Dazong DCP Zonal CIID, Zone 12 Bauchi.

Others are Monday Kuryas, DCP Operations, Ondo State; Hussaini Rabiu, DCP, Operations Imo State and Rabi Umar, former Assistant Force Secretary and presently DCP, Force Education, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The commission also approved the promotion of three Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioner of Police, 1,5177 Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents of Police and 2,293 Assistant Superintendents to DSP.

It also approved the confirmation of 7,283 unconfirmed ASP II to ASPI, 9,072 Inspectors to ASPII and promoted 110 Inspectors to Senior Inspectors.

The three Chief Superintendents of Police promoted to ACP are Gotom Richard, Joseph Kaide and Giade Abubakar.

“Chairman of the commission called on the newly promoted officers to see their new positions as a call to more commitment to duty,” the statement said.