The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police(CP) to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police(AIG) and 33 Deputy Commissioners of Police(DCP) to the rank of Commissioners of Police.
This is one of the decisions of the fourth plenary meeting of the Commission held in Abuja on the January 28 and 29, presided over by its Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police.
The new AIGs are; Maurice A. Yusuf; Ibrahim A. Lamorde, former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC); Murtala Usman Mani, Wilson A. Inalegwu, former CP, FCT; Dibal Paul Yakadi; Haruna Huzi Mshelia; Mohammad A. Mustafa; Hyelashinda Kimo Musa, former CP, FCT, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom Commands; Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, former CP,Oyo State Command.
Others are Olusola Kamar Subair; Basen Dapiya Gwana; David Oyebanji Folawiyo; Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim; Nkpa N. Inakwu; Chris Okey Ezike, until now CP, Abia State; Moses Ambakina Jitoboh; D.M Obembe and Wilson O. Akhiwu, reknown pathologist.
The new CPs are; Uche J. Anozia; Nwamhi Felix Yame; Mohammed Abdulmumini Gimba; Musa Adze; Philip Sule Maku; Umaru Haruna Miringa; Usman Sule Gomna; Adamu Usman; Daniel Sokari-Pedro; Ahmed Mohammed Azare; Adamu Saleh Jajeri; Maigana Alahi Sani; Audu Adamu Madaki and Dajuma Mohammed Lawal.
Others are; Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje; John Ogbonnaya Amadi; Ede Ayuba Ekpeji; Mohammed Bagega; Bello Makwashi; Buba Sanusi; Suleiman Balarabe; Rabiu Ladodo; Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed; Yunusa Edwin Ogwuche; Cyril I. Okoro; AwosolaN Awotunde; Ayodele Andrew Olatunji; Garuba Danjuma; Bello Sani Dalijan; Imaikop Asuquo Okpongkpong and Sahabo Abubakar Yahaya; Jerome E. Bentem; Idris Nagoyo; Ibrahim A. Gora and Edna Obiageri Ugbebor.
In a statement, the Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, quoted the Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Smith, saying the nation is looking up to these newly promoted senior Police Officers to bring their wealth of experience to bear on the myriad of security problems facing the country especially now that “we are counting down to the 2019 General Elections.”