Police Service Commission Approves Promotion Of 632 Senior Police Officers In Line With Its Constitutional Mandate
Faith Aghaeze, Abuja
The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 632 senior Police Officers in line with its constitutional mandate. Four hundred and sixty officers were promoted from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, to the next rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, while 172 officers on the rank of DSP were elevated to the rank of Superintendent of Police. A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja on Friday said the Commission took the decision at its 11th plenary meeting which was presided over by its Chairman, Dr. Mike Okiro, a retired Inspector- General of Police.
“The Commission took the decision at its 11th Plenary Meeting held in Abuja and presided over by its Chairman, Sir, (Dr) Mike Mbama Okiro, retired Inspector General of Police.” “The Officers were found to have satisfied the Commission’s criteria for promotion which includes maturity on a rank, absence of Pending Disciplinary Matter, merit and establishment budget vacancy availability.”
Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro enjoined the Officers to see their promotion as a necessary impetus to redouble their efforts in the service of the nation. He also charged them to work within the rule of law and with the fear of God. The promotion of the Officers takes effect from March 12th, 2015.