Massive promotion of juniors in Nigeria's Police Force as 21,000 elevated

IGP Alkali Baba

IGP Alkali Baba

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has promoted 21,039 junior police officers who were last promoted on or before 2017.

In a breakdown of the beneficiaries, 20,572 Sergeants were promoted to the next rank of Inspector, while 324 Corporals were moved to Sergeants.

Also 143 Constables were promoted the rank of Corporal.

According to police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the mass promotion is part of the ongoing efforts aimed at improving welfare.

It is also meant to boost the morale of personnel, with a view to repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.

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“The IGP further noted that the promotion of the officers is part of the manpower development drive of his administration to ensure that deserving personnel are promoted accordingly, to encourage hard work, and further embed the culture of merit, excellence, and dedication to duties.

“The IGP equally assured senior police officers that the Force high command is liaising with the Police Service Commission on the release of their promotion as soon as possible.

“The Inspector-General of Police, while commending the newly promoted officers for their resilience and invaluable commitment to duties, charged them to see their promotion as a call for renewed zeal, vigour, patriotism to duty, and further re-dedication to professional policing standards.

“The IGP equally restated the commitment of his administration to entrenching longstanding reforms in the Nigeria Police Force”.

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