…Promotes 14 CPs, 21 DCPs, others
By Abiodun OBA
The Police Service Commission (PSC) is uncomfortable with the trend of events concerning the level of insecurity in the country.
The PSC Chairman Dr Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police who presided over the Management Meeting of the Commission, expressed at the Management Meeting of the Commission where anticipatory approval for the appointment of one DIG and the promotion of 1897 senior police officers recommended to the Commission by the Inspector General of Police.
PSC on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, approved the appointment of AIG Dasuki Galadanci, AIG in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi, as a Deputy Inspector General of Police to represent the North West geopolitical zone of the country.
He will replace DIG Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, who is expected to retire on February 2 this year.
The Commission also approved the promotion of 1,897 senior police officers to their next substantive ranks.
In a statement by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission elevated 14 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police.
“However, one of the commissioners for promotion to AIG was stepped down to enable the Commission to review the pending disciplinary matter against the officer, which was sent to the Commission by the Nigeria Police Force.”
The new AIGs are: Yetunde O. Longe, CP Eastern Ports, Port Harcourt; Haruna Gabriel Garba, CP Federal Capital Territory; Tajudeen Akinwale Abass, CP Delta State; Rex Dundun, CP General Investigation, FCID Annex Kaduna; Durosinmi Olatoye, CP Akwa Ibom State; Afolabi Babatola Adeniyi, CP Adamawa State; and Abiodun Oladimeji Asabi, CP Ondo State.
Also promoted to AIG are CP Julius Alawari Okoro, CP Plateau State; George Chijioke Chuku, CP Benue State; Paul Alifa Omata, CP K9 Force Headquarters; Yusuf Adesina Akeem, CP Research and Development, Force Headquarters; Bzigu Yakabu Kwazhi Dali, CP Osun State; Idris Nagoyo, Police Mounted Troop Squadron; and CP Ogundare Dare Emmanuel, CP Ekiti State.
The Commission also promoted 21 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners; 20 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners; 109 Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners; and 184 Superintendents to Chief Superintendents.
It also considered and approved the promotion of 1549 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendents.
The Commission Chairman at the interactive session, charged the officers to quickly settle down to their new ranks and go forth and win the war against banditry, kidnapping, and violent crimes in the country.
Arase said the nation is facing an avoidable, unprecedented wave of criminal assaults on all fronts and said the Commission is uncomfortable with the trend of events.
The PSC Chairman enjoined the officers to settle down and crime map their various areas of responsibility by being conversant with trends and patterns of crimes in their domain, and they should be able to engage in predictive policing to mitigate the current criminal disorders caused by criminal gangs now marauding across the length and breadth of the country.
As senior officers, he said they must be held responsible for any relapse in the security apparatus of the nation, adding that they must see their new ranks as a call to greater dedication to the service of their fatherland. “These promotions should further ignite the indomitable fighting spirit of the officers and men,” he admonished the newly promoted officers.
The Deputy Commissioners promoted to the next rank of substantive commissioners are: Olanrewaju Peter Ogunlowo, Assistant Chief of Mission in Somalia; Mohammed Dahiru, DCP State CID Adamawa; Sunday Olukayode, DCP Operations, Plateau State; Peter Ukachi Opara, DCP Admin, Imo State; Illiyasu Yahaya Kwarbai, DCP investagion Zonal Command Bauchi; Bello Mohammed Sani, DCP Projects Monitoring, IGP Secretariat; and Mohammed Umar Abba, DCP State CID, Delta Command.
Also promoted CP are Dankombo Faling Morris, DCP Ops Adamawa Command; Bello Shehu, National Defence College; Ibrahim Balarabe Maikaba, DCP Zonal CID Kano; Ahmed Musa, DCP State CID, FCT Command; Olohundare Moshood Jimoh, former Force Public Relations Officer and currently DCP General Investigation Unit, FCID Annex, Gombe; Simeon Udofia Akpanudom, DCP Ops Cross Rivers State Command; Olugbemiga Emmanuel Adesina, DCP Benue State Command; and David Iloyanomon, DCP Administration, Anambra Command.
Others are Haruna Olufemi, DCP Force Intelligence Bureau; Rose Chollom Dung, DCP Administration, Bauchi Command; Obono Nnaghe Itam, DCP Operations Zone 6 Calabar; Adedamola Waheed Ayilara, DCP FCID Panti Lagos; Abel Jangnap Miri Zwalchir, DCP ICT Administration Force Headquarters; and Ifeanyi Uka, DCP/second in Command Works, Force Headquarters Abuja.
The 20 Assistant Commissioners of Police promoted to Deputy Commissioners include: Gerald Ngoziabata, Nigerian Army Resource Centre; Okenla Oluseyi, ACP DFA, Cooperatives, Lagos; Olubunmi Fakeye, ACP Police College Ikeja; Ayodeji Adelogagunduro, Area Commander Ayetoro, Ogun State; Samuel Dalti Dang, Armament Section, Force Headquarters.
Some of the CSPs promoted to Assistant Commissioners are: Casimir Ihiezu, Lagos Command; Charity Belema Megbope, Ogun Command; Gamaliel Alex, Rivers State Command; Sani Ahmed, DPO Awada Anambra State; Cecilia Aniedy Udo, DPO Mini Okoro, Port Harcourt; CSP Dalapo Badmos, CSP Administration Provost Marshal Force Headquarters; Adamu Ahmadu, Commander C41 Intelligence Unit, Rivers State Command; and CSP Collins Eruogu, former Commanding Officer 33PMF and presently Commander AKS/RRS Anambra State Command.
Others are CSP Isreal Effiong Ukpong, 2/IC 19PMF Portharcourt; CSP Linus Uche Nwaiwu, Police Training School, Nekede, Imo State; CSP Onoh Charles, CSP Administration ICT, Force Headquarters; CSP Abubakar Abdulkarim, DPO Kubwa FCT; CSP Taiwo Oladipupo Akingbehin, Commander EOD, Force Headquarters Annex Ikeja; CSP Moses Odu Osor, Zone 7 Abuja; CSP Garba Bala, DPO Dawakin, FCT; CSP Benjamin Igometi and CSP Chinna Joe-Iruobe of the Veterinary section, Force Headquarters.
Some of the 184 officers promoted to CSP from the rank of SPs are: Victor Olowola; Ibrahim Abdullahi; Hassiani Audu; Stephen Bob Samuel; Mohammed Alhaji; Onukafor Kingsley Nkuma, ADC to the Governor of Anambra State; Fabian Iloabanafor, Commander, CP Monitoring and Surveillance Team, Ebonyi State Command; Luka Paul Sambo, DPO New Benin, Benin City, Edo State; and Agboni Jacob Christopher, 54 PMF, Onitsha;
The approval has been conveyed to the Inspector General of Police for implementation.