Two senior police officers from Akwa Ibom State with two from other states have been elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police in the country.
They are Asuquo A. A. Amba, former Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State and the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command; and Nkereuwem A. Akpan, the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command.
While Asuquo Mba comes from Mbokpu Ukokai in Urue Offong/Oruko Local Government Area, Nkereuwem Akpan hails from Ikot Akpa Nkuk in Ukanafun Local Government Area of the state.
A press release signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of Police Service Commission on Friday, announced also that two other Commissioners of Police- Aisha L. Abubakar, Veterinary Department and Olafihan Adeniran Adeeoye, currently in-charge of Anti Terrorism were promoted as AIGs.
“One Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Olushola Oyebade currently at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Jos, Plateau State was promoted to the next rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police to represent the southwest geopolitical zone,” the release stated.
According to it, the commission promoted 6,618 police officers.
“The Commission also approved the promotion of three Deputy Commissioners of Police to the next rank of substantive Commissioners of Police. They are DCP Jonathan Towuru, Deputy Force Secretary; DCP Abiodun Alabi, National Defence College and DCP. Akande Kayode of the State House (Presidential Villa). Three Assistant Commissioners of Police; ACP. Adenola J. Oluwole, ACP. Valentine Olumese and ACP. Isa Jibril Grema were promoted to the next of Deputy Commissioners of Police.
“Eight Superintendents of Police including Omoruyi Godwin, Clifford Okwor presently of Anambra State Command and Uchendu Fransica Ngozi, Staff Officer Senior, SOS, also of Anambra State Command were also promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police. Six hundred and seven Deputy Superintendents of Police were also elevated to the rank of Superintendents of Police.
“They include DSP. Markus Goyom, Ifeoma Chukwu Ozuruigbo, Elizabeth Olajimoke Olatunbosun, Mina Moses Anderson, Delta State Command and Mohammed Yakubu Ibrahim, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) 9th Mile, Enugu State Command. Others are Frank Omokhoje Longe, Delta State Command, Chukwudi Nwanze Simon, Ukadike Oyekachukwu Martins, Jemimah Okafor; Emeka Iheanacho, PPRO Zone 5 and Ede John Chukwuemeka.
“The Commission also promoted two hundred and six Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents among whom were Ignatius Ogoejbunam Atta, Mustapha Ali and Awe Vincent
“It also promoted five thousand, seven hundred and eighty-six (5,786) Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP11.) Some of the new ASPs are Egbo Rosemary Obianujunwa, Operations, Delta State Command; Abdulahi Mohammed; Elvina Chukwu, Oyo State Command; Balogun Olushegun; Amaka Onwude, CPS, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Command; Samuel Agu, Delta Command; Joseph Seyinko and Chinyere Mabeokwu of Enugu Area Command,” the release added.
The promotions formed part of the 8th plenary meeting of the commission presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, retired Inspector-General of Police that lasted three weeks and ended on July 1.
Smith congratulated the newly promoted officers and urged them to reciprocate the commission’s gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of their fatherland.
He assured that the commission would continue to ensure that merit and seniority guide the promotion of officers of the Nigeria Police.