20170524

Police Commission Announces Mass Promotion of Officers

Chairman of Police Service Police Commission (PSC) and retired Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro, has disclosed that in three months, there would be mass promotion of senior police officers who have been stagnated on one rank.

He disclosed this when he feature on a programme on WFM 91.7 radio station in Lagos.

Okiro said his Commission and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, “are working out a structure in the police to create vacancies for officers who are due for promotion but have not be promoted due to lack of vacancies for them.

“I feel for them, because it is not because they have bad records but because there are no vacancies. You cannot promote an officer to a higher rank and there is no office for his or her new rank”.

He noted that many Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were due for promotion to the next rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

Okiro lamented that many of the officers have spent eight to ten years on one rank, admitting that the situation can affect their performance.