JUST IN: IGP okays promotion of 10,581 inspectors, other junior officers

Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, has authorized the promotion of 10,581 deserving junior officers from the Inspectorate Cadre and the Rank and File.

A statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Friday, said the Deputy Inspector-General of Police overseeing the Department of Finance and Administration (DIG DFA) has been tasked with coordinating efforts alongside the Commissioner of Police (Welfare) to initiate the promotion process promptly.

“The breakdown of promotions includes nine thousand, eight hundred and thirty-one (9,831) Police Constables slated to be promoted to the rank of Corporal; eighty-one (81) Corporals to advance to the rank of Sergeant; and six hundred and sixty-nine (669) officers set to progress from the rank of Sergeants to Inspectors.

“The Inspector General of Police while emphasizing the zeal of the Force leadership to fostering a culture of meritocracy and career advancement, reiterates the pivotal role of timely promotions in enhancing the morale of officers and bolstering the overall effectiveness of the Force, noting that it serves as cornerstones in sustaining the ongoing manpower development initiatives of the Nigeria Police Force. He, however, reassured that promotions in the Force will be solely on merit.

“The Nigeria Police Force extends its heartfelt congratulations to all officers slated for promotion and urges them to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service to the nation,” the statement said.

 

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