The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine Junior Police Officers to their next ranks.
In the promotion details made available today to newsmen by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, 56,779 Sergeants were promoted to Inspector cadre, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal.
The statement said the promotion is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of police personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.
“Those promoted also include 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests were equally specially promoted,” Mba said.
The Force PRO said the IGP congratulates the officers and charges them to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional calling.
“The IGP enjoins them to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with best practices and respect for the rights of the citizen. The promotion albeit, posthumously, of the officers who were killed by some ENDSARS protesters is a symbolic gesture in recognition of the ultimate price they paid in the service of the nation,” the statement said.
It revealed the IGP’s commitment to continue to work with all relevant agencies, organs of Government and other stakeholders in driving a successful reform of the Police for improved welfare and conditions of service towards better service delivery to the people.