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  • Updated: April 05, 2024

IGP Egbetokun approves promotion of over 10,000 junior police officers

IGP Egbetokun approves promotion of over 10,000 junior polic

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has approved the promotion of 10,581 junior police officers to new ranks across the country.

Those promoted included 9,831 Police Constables who were promoted to the new rank of Corporal and 81 Corporals to Sergent.

The IGP equally approved the promotion of 669 Sergeants to the new rank of Inspectors, making the total of those promoted to be 10,581.

Following the IGP's approval, 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 commence the promotion process promptly.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement on Thursday night in Abuja.

The statement partly reads: "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."

 

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