Faith Aghaeze, Abuja
Now fewer than 36,599 police officers will be promoted after the Presidential inauguration. The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase disclosed this in Abuja weekend even as he announced that 6,483 will be promoted to the rank of Inspector, while 29,937 Corporal will move up to Sergeats and 179 Constable to Corporal position
The revelation was made sequel to insinuations that traffic wardens nationwide don’t benefit from the Nigerian police promotions.
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, said he will break the tide, promising that soonest , traffic wardens would start receiving their due Promotions .
Arase made the declaration during a meeting session with some selected Inspectors of police in all command at the force headquarter in Abuja During the weekend. He acknowledge that traffic wardens faces risk of accident among others, adding that the Police management team had already put in place for quick promotion. “I know what traffic wardens go through action on a daily basis, the most dangerous one is accident, it is not easy. Their promotion will be released soon” he promised. He however urge them to be focused and continue to be hard working, as he said that their promotion is based on hard work and good conduct. On police officers Promotion he said “ very soon , immediately after the inauguration, the DIG A, will start getting most of you who are due to start embarking on training for the promotion, your professional conduct will mean so much to this administration,” he said also the Deputy Inspector General of Police incharge of Finance and Administration , DIG Hilary Opara, disclosed that 36,599 police officers will be promoted after the presidential inauguration. “Those who failed in the last promotion would be considered including those who are sick, those reduced in rank and those who are on foreign mission,” said Opara.
He advised officers to avoid discrimination, misuse of firearms; adding that the new administration has reinstated over 500 police officers who were wrongfully sacked.