The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 623 senior officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Ikechukwu Ani, the PSC spokesperson, on Sunday.
It noted that the promotion was approved at the seventh plenary meeting of the commission, presided over by Musiliu Smith, the PSC Chairman and a retired Inspector-General of Police, in Abuja on Friday and Saturday.
According to the statement, 40 deputy commissioners of police were elevated to commissioners of police.
Also, 98 assistant commissioners were promoted to deputy commissioners of police while 150 chief superintendents were promoted to the rank of assistant commissioners.
Similarly, 335 superintendents were elevated to the next rank of chief superintendents.
Smith, according to the statement, “charged the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to greater commitment to national development by upholding the ethics and rules of the force”.
He also promised that the PSC would continue to ensure that deserving police officers were promoted as and when due.
Some of the new CPs are Olatunji Akingbola, Gbenga Sadiku, Ayim Egong, Bankole Abiodun, Ayinde Mufutau, Kamaldeen Okunlola, Atere Christopher, Amiengheme Andrew and Younous Mohammed.