The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the promotion of 31,465 policemen across the country.
Those promoted included 24,991 Sergeants to Inspectors, 194 Corporals to Sergeant and 6,280 Constables to the rank of Corporal.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson of the police force, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
According to Adejobi, the IGP urged those promoted to work diligently in promoting the core values and principles of modern policing.
IGP Baba also urged them to discharge their duties in line with the laws guiding the police force.
"The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, as part of his manpower development policy targeted at promoting deserving police officers on the basis of competence, qualification, and length of service, has promoted a total of Thirty-One Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty-Five (31,465) policemen comprising 24,991 from Sergeants to Inspectors, 194 from Corporal to Sergeant, and 6,280 from Constable to Corporal.
"The IGP has however charged the affected officers to add more pep in promoting the lofty principles and values of modern policing and discharge their duties as expected of them in line with the provisions of the extant laws.
"Similarly, the IGP congratulates two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police on the conferment of national honours on them.
"The very senior police officers include AIG Aishatu Abubakar, mni who was conferred with the award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), and AIG Olofu Tony Adejoh, who was conferred with the individual award of National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) by the National Productivity Centre, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on the approval of the immediate past President.
"The Inspector-General of Police charges the Senior Officers to bring their experience gathered over time and the well-deserved national recognition to bear in their national policing duties," Adejobi stated.