By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has promoted a total of 31,465 policemen as part of his manpower development policy. The promotion includes 24,991 officers from Sergeants to Inspectors, 194 from Corporal to Sergeant, and 6,280 from Constable to Corporal. The IGP has charged the affected officers to promote the principles and values of modern policing and discharge their duties as expected of them in line with the provisions of the extant laws.
In addition, the IGP congratulated two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police on the conferment of national honours on them. AIG Aishatu Abubakar, mni was conferred with the award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), while AIG Olofu Tony Adejoh was conferred with the individual award of National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) by the National Productivity Centre, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on the approval of the immediate past President.
The IGP charged the Senior Officers to bring their experience gathered over time and the well-deserved national recognition to bear in their national policing duties. The promotion and national honours are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the officers and a recognition of their contributions to the Nigerian Police Force.