Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

The police service commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 11 deputy commissioners to the rank of commissioners, and 3,201 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendents.

Twelve chief superintendents were promoted to the rank of assistant commissioners, and one assistant commissioner elevated to the rank of deputy commissioner.

Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in a statement.

The new CPs are; Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, Joseph Agaji, Gbemisola O. Akinpelu, Hakeem Busari and Adat Ududo.

Others are; John Amadi, Undie Adie; Olugbenga Adeyanju, Patrick Ladul Garba; Aromeh Attabor and Augustine Ezechukwu.

The spokesman said Musa Istifanus, the permanent secretary of the commission, had conveyed the decisions of the PSC to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for implementation.

“The newly promoted commissioners of police were before their promotion, subjected to an interactive session with the leadership of the commission,” the statement read.

“The chairman of the commission, Mike Mbama Okiro wishes the newly promoted officers success in their new positions.”


Nigerian Air Force Promotes 78 Senior Officers

The Air Force Council has approved the promotion of 78 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force.

The promotions comprise 14 Air Vice Marshals, 19 Air Commodores and 45 Group Captains.
Those promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal include the Air Component Commander OPERATION DELTA SAFE, Paul Dimfwina; Commander Presidential Air Fleet, Saddiq Kaita; Director of Legal Services at the Defence Headquarters, Mahmoud Ahmed; Chief of Accounts and Budget at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Clement Ogbeche and; Principal Air Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff, Abubakar Bagare.

Others include Mohammed Idris, Charles Oghomwen, Napoleon Bali, Remigus Ekeh, Abdulganiyu Olabisi, Ibukun Ojeyemi, Bello Garba, Tunde Awoyoola and Cletus Udeagulu.

All those promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal were Air Commodores.

The officers elevated to the rank of Air Commodore are Group Captains Hassan Abubakar, Tajudeen Yusuf, Ebinbowei Yinkere, Abubakar Adamu, Ibikunle Daramola, Ilemobola Amodu, Abubakar Abdulkadir, Sunday Aneke, Bgmibgbmitawuza Solomon, Lanre Oluwatoyin, Ayoola Jolasinmi, Titus Dauda, Olanrewaju Shobande, Sani Rabe, Dominic Danat, Anthony Nweke, Sayo Olatunde, Nanjul Kumzhi, and Bukkan Sani.

The spokesperson for the Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, said the promotions were in line with one of the key drivers of the vision of the Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, an Air Marshal.
“As an annual exercise, the NAF undertakes promotion exercise to motivate officers and men towards rededicating themselves to duty, the Service and the nation at large,” Mr. Famuyiwa said in a statement Friday.

“While those promoted to Group Captain rank have already been decorated in their respective units, the decoration ceremony for the 33 newly promoted officers of air ranks has been scheduled for Wednesday 14 December 2016 at the Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Abuja,” he said.

Nigerian Parliament Urges Posthumous Promotion For Slain Military Hero

The House of Representatives on Tuesday recommended that a Nigerian soldier who died over the weekend be given a posthumous promotion to be a colonel.

Muhammad Abu-Ali died in a Boko Haram ambush on Friday night as a lieutenant colonel.

The proposal by the House followed a motion of urgent national concern raised by one of its members from Sokoto, Abdulsamad Dasuki.

Mr. Dasuki in his motion also said the Nigerian government should employ his wife into the civil service and take possession of his children’s education forthwith.

The lawmaker also said all salaries and allowances due to Mr. Abu-Ali should be immediately paid out to his family.

Mr. Abu-Ali and six others were killed in an attack by terrorists in Mallam Fatori, Borno State.

During the discussion on the floor of the House, Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, described the soldier as a dogged and patriotic soldier.

“He proved that in any capacity you can serve the nation with great enthusiasm and commitment,” Mr. Ogor said.



IG Warns Officers Against Lobbying For Promotion

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has warned officers to desist from lobbying for promotion or face prosecution. Idris gave the warning yesterday in Abuja at the IGP conference with senior officers after decorating the newly promoted Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs).

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police has denied reports that the recent postings carried out by his administration are lopsided.
A media report on Monday said the recent posting of police officers across the country was intended to punish some of those affected.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer Don Awunah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) said: “It is suffice to state that transfers and postings in the Nigeria Police Force are administrative and routine aimed at enhancing utmost efficiency of the officers and men for better and effective service delivery.”

The new AIGs are Abubakar Adamu, Kayode Aderanti, Mohammed Usman, Abdul Danwawu, Felix Ogundeji, Ezekiel Zang and Pius Imue.He told the officers that promotion was based on merit as a result of hard work and dedication and not favoritism.

According to him: “Posting in the service is based on exigencies and not on lobbying. Do not lobby. It is based strictly on seniority and vacancy. We have a management that assesses people based on these established criteria. We don’t want people lobbying here and there. I want my colleagues to please observe some of these issues, they are very important.”

Idris said the police had recorded successes against kidnapers, adding that more needed to be done to eradicate the crime. “I want to thank you for ensuring that the crime rate has reduced. The issue of discipline is however very important, your uniform is for the service of Nigerians. So in whatever capacity you find yourself, it is for service,” he said.

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Police Service Commission Approves Promotion Of 3,684 Inspectors To ASPs

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 3,684 inspectors to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).


This is contained in statement issued by the Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja on Sunday.


It said that eight pilots were also promoted from ASP to the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and two aircraft engineers to DSPs.


The statement stated that the promotions took effect from Jan. 1.





FG Approves 2015 Civil Service Promotion Examination

Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOS), has approved the conduct of the 2015 promotion examination for officers on salary grade levels 06-13.

This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Mohammed Manga, Assistant Director (Media Relations), in the office of the HOS in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the examination is scheduled to take place on Dec. 17, at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN).

It added that a circular signed by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management in the office of the HOS, Mr Innocent Ogbonnaya, had already been issued to all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to the circular, eligible officers on Grade Levels 06-13, depending on the grade level, must have spent a minimum of two or three years on their present grade by Jan. 1, 2015.

Eligible candidates were advised to attend the screening and accreditation beginning from Dec. 14, at the Public Service Institute of Nigerian (PSIN), from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

According to the statement, all eligible officers are expected to come with one passport size photograph, the original and one photocopy each of staff identity card and letter of first appointment.

They are also to bring along with them, evidence of confirmation of appointment, birth certificate or declaration of age and letter of transfer, conversion, absorption or regularisation, if applicable.

Other documents required for the exercise, the circular said, include letters of last two promotions and academic credentials.

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Lagos State Govt. Promotes 150 Firemen

Gov. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State, has promoted 150 officers and men of the state Fire Service as part of efforts to save lives and properties.

Ambode, who decorated some of the officers with their new ranks on Monday in Lagos, said the safety of Lagosians and their properties would not be taken for granted.

Represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Seye Oladejo, he described the job of the firemen as dangerous.

Ambode said that the promotion was part of government’s commitment to the improvement of the service and the officers’ welfare.

“The Lagos State Government is indeed very proud of the state fire service.

“The approval of such number of officers for promotion at the same time in one organisation is a sign that the government is proud of their commitment.

“At the same time, I want to assure them of the government’s support to the service. We promise to always improve on the equipment and the welfare of the officers.

“As a government, we have also noticed improvement to response by the firemen to different incidents which is worthy of commendation.

“We are aware of the risk attached to your vocation, we promise to always provide the needed support,’’ Ambode said.

The governor, therefore, urged the promoted officers to put in more efforts as more was required of those that had benefitted.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Ibironke Sodeinde, urged the officers for more commitment to service, noting that there were people watching the performance of individuals.

Sodeinde said that any one that had done well would be rewarded by man and God.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, commended the governor for the promotion, noting that the exercise would serve as a booster to his men to be committed.

Fadipe said that one Assistant Director was promoted to Grade Level 15, six Chief Fire Superintendent to level 14 and five Assistant Chief Fire Superintendent on level 13.

Also, 47 Principal Fire Superintendent on level 12 were among the promoted.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 114 of the promoted officers were jointly decorated with their new ranks by the commissioner, permanent secretary and fire director at the Ministry’s board room, Alausa Secretariat.



IG Sets Up Committee On Police Promotion

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has constituted a high-powered committee to screen all junior police officers who have obtained higher educational qualifications for promotion into the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and Inspectorate cadres.

The State Command interviews are slated for July 1-6, 2015 while Zonal screening is between July 16-22.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja, said the exercise “is part of the welfare package aimed at boosting the morale of the Force.”

It said the IG emphasised that the exercise must be fair and transparent, noting that the result of the interview must reach the Force Headquarters on or before July, 28.


IGP Promotes Overdue Officers In Anambra

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase recently promoted long overdue officers in Anambra while on a visit to the state.

The IGP also commended Wille Obiano’s community-police partnership which has being helping to reduce crime and criminal activities.

During his courtesy visit to the governor of the state and the police command, he assured of commissioning a police post in Enugwu-Ukwu.

The IGP commissioned the state of the Art Communication and Control Room Base for the Joint Operation Team built by the Anambra state government

From Inspecting the building, the IGP held a familiarization meeting with his men and other security chiefs in the state who were on ground to welcome him. He commended their team spirit in fighting crime in the state and urged them to continue, assuring them of his continued support.

The State Commissioner of Police highlighted their major challenges but not without mentioning all the support they have received from the state government in terms of infrastructure and welfare.

One by one, policemen with complaints opened up and  also the case of Mr. Obot Okon who was demoted for an offence he had been punished for drew the sympathy of the IGP who instantly ordered his promotion and decoration.

The IGP announced the promotion to the next rank of all the policemen that mounted sentry as he observed excellence in their performance.

In his response, the governor said his priority was to get Anambra state to the level of being the safest state in the country, for that would not only bring peace and stability but for meaningful development.

Army Chief Announces Promotion for Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday announced a special promotion for all soldiers involved in liberating Baga in Borno from Boko Haram insurgents.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, announced the promotion while addressing the soldiers during an official visit to Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area.

Minimah said the promotion was to reward the soldiers for their gallant effort in flushing out the insurgents. He added that soldiers who died in the battle with the insurgents would also be promoted posthumously. “The entire country is singing praises of Nigerian soldiers for the bravery exhibited in the fight against the insurgents.

“I urge you to keep the tempo by striving hard to record more successes’’, Minimah said. He expressed optimism that insurgency would end in the next couple of weeks. Never again will Nigerians suffer this kind of large scale destruction in the name of insurgency’’, Minimah said.

He said his visit was aimed at boosting the soldiers’ morale and building more confidence in them. “The war is almost ended, we will liberate Dikwa, Bama, Gwoza, Marte and other places in a few days time’’, Minimah said. He advised Nigerians to support the military in its quest to end the insurgency.

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