The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of the force public relations officer, Mr. Emeka Frank Mba and 8,915 senior officers to their next ranks.
Mba was elevated from assistant commissioner of police to deputy commissioner of police.
The head of press and public relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the commission’s approval was necessitated by the need to fill existing vacancies in the Nigeria Police.
He said three commissioners of police were promoted to the rank of assistant inspectors general; two acting commissioners of police had their appointments confirmed, while 71 assistant commissioners of police were elevated to the next rank of deputy commissioners of police, among others.
He further said that that approval for the elevation was given during the 5th plenary meeting of the commission, which held in Abuja on March 26 and 27.
“The PSC has approved the promotion of 8,916 senior police officers to their next substantive ranks to fill existing vacancies.
“The promotions were the highpoints of the 5th plenary meeting of the commission held in Abuja on Tuesday And Wednesday, 26th and 27th March 2019 and presided over by its chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired inspector general of police.
“The commission approved the promotion of three commissioners of police to the next rank of assistant inspectors general of police. They are: Jona Jackson Mava; Olushola Babajide David and Titus Sumba Larmode.
“The acting appointments of two commissioners of police were also confirmed. The beneficiaries are; Rudolf Echebi Obe, works and Danladi B. Lalas, air wing.
“Seventy one assistant commissioners of police were elevated to the next rank of deputy commissioners of police and they include Ogundare D. Emmanuel; Alonge Adebowale; Augustina Nwuka Ogbodo; Ibrahim Abdullahi; Garba Ahmed; Uzuegbu Kanayo; Zubairu Abubakar; Vincent N. Nwajiofor (works), Polycarp Chilaka Dibia and Emeka Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer.
“One hundred and two chief superintendents of police were also promoted to assistant commissioners of police. They are: Michael M. Masomene; Egbe Eko Edum; Onyeamu Akaeme Onyeamu; Dauda I. Ayuba; Chinedu C. Ugwu; Moses Gana; Victor Akongtender Bepeh; Aminu Musa; Danjuma Madugu; Promose Chinedu Udeh; Anthony Okon Placio; Ikechukwu E. Nwosu; Okey C. Nwabufo; Ayodeji A. Dagunduro; Kanu Kanu Okoronkwo (Works); Agbo B. Usman (forensic); Mustapha A. Rufai; among others.
“The commission also promoted 487 deputy superintendents of police to superintendents. The new superintendents of police include Atiku Ibrahim, personal assistant to the acting inspector general of police, Florence Odewo; Ojo Abraham; Mohammed Idris and Abraham Ogedengbe.
“One thousand, one hundred and sixty five assistant superintendents of police were promoted to the next rank of deputy superintendents of police, while 7,086 inspectors were elevated to assistant superintendents of police,” said Ani.