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PSC approves 1,897 officer promotions, AIGs



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

1,897 senior police officers have had new appointments and promotions authorized by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

In a statement released on Wednesday, Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Press and Public Relations, stated that AIG Dasuki Galadanci was named by the PSC as the Deputy Inspector General of Police to represent the nation’s North-West Geopolitical Zone.

DIG Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, who is anticipated to retire on February 2nd, will be replaced by Galadanci.

Fourteen Commissioners of Police were promoted to the position of Assistant Inspector General of Police by the Commission.

One of the police commissioners’ promotions was halted so that the Commission could examine any outstanding disciplinary actions against the officer.

The announcement listed the new AIGs as, among others, Haruna Gabriel Garba of the CP Federal Capital Territory and Yetunde O. Longe of CP Eastern Ports, Port Harcourt.

Additionally, the Commission advanced 109 Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners, 184 Superintendents to Chief Superintendents, 21 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners, and 20 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners.

Additionally, 1,549 Assistant Superintendents were promoted to Deputy Superintendents with its approval.

As a result, Dr. Solomon Arase, the Commission Chairman, has given the Inspector General of Police preliminary approval for the appointment of one DIG and the promotion of 1,897 senior police officers.

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