Former Police Public Relations Officer (FPRO), AIG Frank Mba, and former Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Bala Ciroma, have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG).
Police Service Commission (PSC) announced the promotion in a press statement, Friday in Abuja, even as the Commission disclosed that 15 CPs and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) were promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and CP, respectively.
The statement by PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, read: “The PSC has approved the appointment of AIGs Frank Mba and Bala Ciroma as Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs).
DIG Ciroma will replace DIG Ali Janga who has retired from Service and had represented the North-east geo-political zone in the Police Management team. DIG Ciroma, the most senior Officer from the zone will henceforth represent the zone. “DIG Mba will represent the South-east zone and replace retired DIG John Amadi who before his retirement represented the zone.”
He stated that, “The Commission also approved the promotion of 14 CPs to the next rank of AIG and 22 DCPs to the substantive rank of CP.”
According to Ani, “These decisions were highpoints of the 21st Plenary Meeting of the Commission presided over by its Chairman, IGP Solomon Arase (retd.) and attended by all the members of the Commission including the Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission, Dr. (Mrs) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku.”
The spokesperson further disclosed that the new AIGs include: CP Abubakar Lawal; CP Alhassan Aminu; CP Abdul Umar; CP Shettima Zannah; CP Ebong Eyibio Ebong; CP Adepoju Ayiinde Ilori and CP Okon Okon Effiong.
Others are; CP Echeng Eworo Echeng; CP Susan Ukpanukiema Horsfall; CP Bankole Lanre Sikiru; CP Oladimeji Yomi Olarewaju; CP Sani Gwarzo and CP Odama Paul Ojeka.
Similarly, he listed the newly promoted CPs to include: DCP Abibo Deinma Reuben; DCP Thomas Abraham Nabhoni; DCP Wakil Abdul Salamai; DCP Enyinnaya Inonachi; DCP Ronke Nurat Okunade; DCP Adekunle Ismail Olusokan; DCP Hassan Abdu Yabnet; DCP Festus Chinedu Oko; DCP Aminu Baba Raji; DCP Omolara Ibidun Oluntola; DCP Akoh Benedict Gabriel; DCP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha; DCP Bafda Magaji Jahun, DCP Ahmadu Tijani Abdullahi; and DCP Mohamned Mu’azu
Others are: DCP Bretet Emmanuel Simon; DCP Ihebom M Chukuma; DCP Shettima Mohamned Qurtu; DCP Olatokunbo Maxwell Olabisi; DCP Yusuf Mohammed Lawal; DCP Monica Leo and DCP Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi.
Ani further stated that, the Commission also approved the promotion of 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to the next rank of DCP including ACP Ezekiel Ibrahim, Project Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Mohammed Shamsudeen, Assistant Director, OPS, Kaduna (NCCSALW); ACP Khan Salihu Usman, Networking Admin ICT FHQ, Abuja; and ACP Wan Mantu Chongs, Commander PMF 19 Portharcourt.
Others are: Baba Lawan Audu, Area Commander, Exeter Akwa-Ibom State Command; Okon Etim Asuquo, Department of Operations, Benue State Command; Louis Chike Nwabuwa, Department of Operations, Plateau State Command; ACP Samuel Osman Onoja, Police College Oji River; ACP Sa’ad Yahaya and ACP Ibrahim Jibrin, Commanders 76 PMF, Nsukka and 56 PMF Ogoni amongst others.
The Commission also approved the promotion of 39 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police. They include, CSPs Joseph Udoh; Nze Helen Omeba; Uduaku Isaac Udom; Anthony Francis Etim; Benjamin Kelembus Bello; Abdullahi Idris Abubakar; Ogbonnaya Nwota and Daiyabu Mohammed Ahmed among others. It also approved the acting appointment of CSP Akande Bamidele to acting Assistant Commissioner of Police.
He disclosed that the two AIGs, 14 CPs and 22 DCPs appeared before the Commission in Plenary for an interactive session, a requirement for their new ranks.
The spokesperson further discled that the Plenary Meeting also approved a new instrument of delegation on delegated powers to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
He said PSC chairman while congratulating the newly promoted officers, charged them to reciprocate the Commission’s good gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of their fatherland.
He promised to ensure that lolice promotions were regular so that officers are not allowed to stagnate in any rank.