Seven Commissioners of Police have been promoted to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police by the Police Service Commission
Also between May and June 2016 it elevated 4, 535 senior officers to the next rank.
On Monday in Abuja, the Head of Press and Public Relations, PSC Ikechukwu Ani in his statement said, six Deputy Commissioners of Police were promoted to CPs, 20 Assistant Commissioners of Police were elevated to DCPs, and eight Chief Superintendents of Police to ACPs.
Others are, 107 Superintendents to CSPs; 1,431 Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents; 1,252 Assistant Superintendents to DSPs and 1,711 Inspectors to ASPs.
However, on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, 16 officers within the total number promoted received special promotion based on their exceptional performance and dedication to duty.
Two officers were also promoted for acts of gallantry, while 188 others were placed on acting appointment on their next rank.
Meanwhile, the IG has decorated four out of the seven newly promoted AIGs, including, Tili Abubakar, Opadokun John, Ogunbayode David and Dorothy Gimba.
The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, in his statement told them ,that their new positions required a lot of responsibility, hence urged them to work harder wherever they were posted to.
The IG who also inaugurated a police officers’ mess with 35 suites on Monday in Abuja, stated that the welfare of men of the Nigeria police was his top priority.