The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 2,058 senior police officers to their next ranks in line with its resolve to ensure prompt promotion of deserving officers.
The information is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission.
It said the beneficiaries included a Commissioner of Police promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police and 99 Superintendents of Police elevated to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police .
Others were 754 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police and 1,203 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.
It also said that one Police Inspector was elevated to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASPII).
The Chairman of PSC, Mr Mike Okiro, said the promotions were based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancies, the statement said.
It reiterated the commission’s commitment to ensure that deserving police officers were promoted when they were due as motivation.
The statement urged the promoted Officers to continue to give their best in the service of the nation, pointing out that the security of lives and property of Nigerians and others living in Nigeria was not negotiable.
The statement said the list of the promoted officers had been conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, for implementation.( NAN)