Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Two Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Frank Mba and Bala Ciroma, have been promoted to rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police.
Their promotion was contained in a statement issued Friday by the Spokesperson of the Police Service Commission, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the statement, DIG Ciroma will replace DIG Ali Janga, who has retired from service and represented the North-East geopolitical zone in the Police Management Team.
Similarly DIG Mba will represent the South-East zone and replace retired DIG John Amadi, who prior to his retirement represented the zone.
The statement obtained by Ikengaonline read in part: “DIG Ciroma, the most senior officer from the zone, will henceforth represent the zone.
“DIG Mba will represent the South-East zone and replace retired DIG John Amadi, who before his retirement represented the zone.”
Meanwhile, PSC has approved the promotion of 14 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners.
The statement said that “these decisions were high points of the 21st plenary of the commission, presided over by its Chairman, Solomon Arase, who is a former Inspector General of Police, and attended by all the members of the commission, including the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the commission, Dr Ifeoma Anyanwutaku.”
The new AIGs are former CPs Abubakar Lawal, Alhassan Aminu, Abdul Umar, Shettima Zannah, Ebong Eyibio Ebong, Adepoju Ilori and Okon Effiong.
Others are former CPs Echeng Echeng, Susan Horsfall, Bankole Lanre Sikiru, Oladimeji Olarewaju, Sani Gwarzo and Odama Ojeka.
The 22 former Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to the rank of CPs are Abibo Reuben, Thomas Nabhoni, Wakil Salamai, Enyinnaya Inonachi, Ronke Okunade and Adekunle Olusokan.
They also include CPs Hassan Yabnet, Festus Oko, Aminu Raji, Omolara Oluntola, Akoh Gabriel, Alamutu Mustapha, Bafda Jahun, Ahmadu Abdullahi and Mohammed Mu’azu.
Others are former DCPs Bretet Simon, Ihebom Chukuma, Shettima Qurtu, Olatokunbo Olabisi, Yusuf Lawal, Monica Leo and Abaniwonda Olufemi.
The commission also approved the promotion of 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of DCPs.
They include former ACPs Ezekiel Ibrahim, Project Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Mohammed Shamsudeen, Assistant Director, OPS, Kaduna (NCCSALW); Khan Usman, Networking Admin ICT FHQ, Abuja; Wan Chongs, Commander PMF 19 Port Harcourt; and Baba Audu, Area Commander, Exeter Akwa-Ibom State Command.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to appoint a new Inspector General of Police, IGP, from among the DIGs in the weeks ahead.