IGP Gives Automatic Promotion To 9 Policemen In Nasarawa

Alhaji Lawal Shehu-Batsari, Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday decorated nine policemen offered special promotion by Mr Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police during his recent visit to the state.


The IGP was impressed by their display during a parade by the sentry guards of the command on March 4.


He directed that they be given automatic promotion to their next rank.


The policemen, seven corporals and two constables were decorated with their new ranks by the commissioner.


Those promoted to sergeant are Laraba Iliya, Dodo Philip, Mabel Philip, Raphael Agida, Tasala Edeh, Daniel Gabriel and Bamaiyi Adigiri, while Josiah Nmadu and Abel Nmadu were moved from the rank of constable to corporal.


The commissioner challenged them to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation through unwavering commitment to their job.


Shehu-Batsari thanked the IGP for the gesture, saying that it would spur other policemen to be more proactive in their assignment.


“To whom much is given, much is expected. You should be forthright, honest and dedicated in protecting the lives and properties of law-abiding citizens of this country.

You should be able to bring purposeful leadership to the force”, he said.


Shehu-Batsari warned policemen under the command against any act of corruption, saying anyone caught would be dealt with.


The commissioner stressed that as law enforcement officers, police personnel must always conduct themselves within the ambit of the law.


He commended the promoted officers and advised others to also aspire to excel.


“We believe that promotion is an incentive of encouraging officers to do more in terms of service to their father land.

“Those promoted have worked very hard in their respective fields and in their respective positions,” he said.


Sgt. Agida, who responded on behalf of the promoted policemen, thanked the IGP for the gestures, saying it would spur them to do more in the discharge of their responsibilities.



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