By: Agosu ‘Tayo
The Police Service Commission today Friday 30th September 2022, approved Promotion Examinations for Police Officers, while announcing the approval of the promotion of 417 Senior Police Officers of the police force.
Hitherto, police officers are promoted to the next rank without undergoing any promotion exam. According to the acting Chairman of PSC, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (Rtd), the exam is scheduled to start from 2023.
In a chat with pressmen after the 15th Plenary meeting of the Commission in the FCT, Ogunbiyi explained that the promotion exam is in line with the Public Service tenets.
She noted that the Commission also approved the appointment of AIG Bello A. Sadiq, currently AIG Zone 1, Kano and AIG Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi, to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Her words;” While the new DIG Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), DIG Dandaura whose appointment takes effect from October 20th, 2022 will be replacing, DIG Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date,”