The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the promotion of 31,465 personnel, consisting of 24,991 sergeants to inspector, 194 corporals to sergeant, and 6,280 constables to corporal cadres.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the promotion was part of the manpower development policy of the IGP, targeted at promoting deserving police officers on the basis of competence, qualification, and length of service.
Adejobi said Baba urged the promoted officers to add more pep by promoting the lofty principles and values of modern policing and discharge their duties in line with the provisions of the extant laws.
He further said that the IGP congratulated two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Aishatu Abubakar and Olofu Adejoh, on their conferment of national honours.
Adejobi said Abubakar was conferred with the award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), while Adejoh was conferred the individual award of National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) by the National Productivity Centre.
He said the honours were conferred on the senior police officers with the approval of the immediate past President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The police spokesman said the IGP enjoined the senior officers to bring their experience, gathered over time, and well-deserved national recognition to bear in their national policing duties.