Police in Niger State, .has said that no fewer than 2,219 Officers and Men were promoted to the next ranks on merit in the year 2020 in the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adamu Usman stated this during the decoration ceremony of recently promoted 10 Police Officers and presentation of Awards at the Police Officers Mess, Minna.
According to him, ” in the last 12 months, a total of 2,219 Officers and Men of the Command were promoted on merit. And this comprises of one CSP to ACP, 21 SP to CSP, 5 DSP to SP, 4 ASP to DSP, 282 Inspectors to ASPs, 1,120 Sergeants to Inspectors and 521 Corporals to Sergeants and 264 Constables to Corporals”.
Speaking on the 10 newly promoted officers, Usman explained that their promotion was based on the principle of seniority and merit as well as a reflective of their record of discipline and invaluable experience.
He charged the Officers to use their wealth of experience in achieving the mandate of the Police in the face of the current internal security challenges bedevilling the State.
” Be civil to citizens and be guided by the rule of law. In addition, you must demonstrate sound professional judgement in all decisions, knowing that you could be called to account for your actions or inactions, ” the CP, remarks.
Speaking on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP) Yahaya Isah, who was promoted from the position of Chief Supretandant of Police, CSP) expressed appreciation to the Police Service Commission( PSC) for the promotion.
He also thanked the State Commissioner of Police for recommending them for the promotion.
During the ceremony about 29 deserving Officers and Men who have performed exceptionally well were presented with awards to boost their Morales.