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PSC Promotes 2,058 Police Officers


The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 2,058 senior police officers to their next ranks in line with its resolve to ensure prompt promotion of deserving officers.

The Head, Press and Public Relations unit at the commission, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Friday.

The beneficiaries included a Commissioner of Police who has been promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police and 99 Superintendents of Police elevated to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Others were 754 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police and 1,203 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.

It also said that one Police Inspector was elevated to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASPII).

The Chairman of PSC, Mr. Mike Okiro, said the promotions were based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancies.

The statement reiterated the commission’s commitment to ensure that deserving police officers were promoted when they were due as motivation.

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