The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has decorated the newly promoted senior officers of the force with their new ranks.
The decoration ceremony took place on Thursday at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall of the Police Headquarters in Abuja.
The decoration followed the recent promotion of the deserving senior officers by the Police Service Commission.
During the ceremony, no fewer than 58 senior officers were decorated.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the force image maker, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
"A total of 58 Senior Police Officers were decorated comprising Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Adeolu Olukayode Egbetokun, mni, who was until his promotion the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Abuja; twenty-four (24) Assistant Inspectors-General of Police including AIGs Matthew Akinyosola, Jonathan Towuru, Abiodun Alabi, Akande Sikiru, Abimbola Shokoya, Yekini Ayoku, Olofu Adejoh, Aliyu Garba, Idrisu Dabban, Yusuf Usman, Haladu Ros-Amson, Babaita Ishola, Alexander Wannang, Ari Muhammed, Mamman Sanda, Sadiq Abubakar, Frank Mba, Benjamin Okolo, Oyediran Oyeyemi, Babaji Sunday, Arungwa Udo, Yusuf Chiromawa, and thirty-three Commissioners of Police," Adejobi stated.
The IGP also charged the newly decorated senior officers to internalize and uphold the tenets of the Presidential Police Reform Agenda.
He also called on them to maintain the respect for fundamental human rights and rule of law as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
IGP Baba further congratulated them on their new tasks and urged them to "bring their wealth of experience to bear in their new postings which will be in tandem with their new ranks".
Those who attended the event included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Jika, Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, Hon. Bello Kumo and Former Governor of Zamfara State, Ahmad Sani Yerima amongst others.