The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks.
A statement by the force indicates that the promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal is part of the on-going efforts aimed at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.
Force PRO Frank Mba Explains that the 86 junior officers affected by the ENDSARS prostes are among the officers promoted.
16 got special posthumous promotion as a symbolic gesture in recognition of the ultimate price they paid in the service of the nation.
The IGP, while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional calling. He enjoined them to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with best practices and respect for the rights of the citizen.