PRESS RELEASE NIGERIA POLICE HIGH COMMAND SAYS THERE IS NO LOPSIDEDNESS IN PROMOTION/POSTINGS

· Enjoins Journalists to crosscheck facts
to avoid causing disaffection among officers
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team has been drawn to a report
aired by one of the national radio stations alleging
lopsidedness in recent promotion, posting of Senior
Police officers amongst others. The report also
accused the Inspector-General of Police of giving
preferential treatment to Police officers from a particular part of the country.
The Police authorities wish to categorically state
that, there is no iota of truth in the report as
promotion of senior officers are done by Police
Service Commission and not by the Office of the IGP.
In addition, postings of Assistant Inspectors-Gene ral of Police to Zonal Commands and Commissioners
of Police to State Commands are made by the same
body that is saddled with the oversight functions
on the Nigeria Police Force based on
recommendation of the IGP, who knows the
operational competence and chemistry of the officers.
It is also a fact that promotion in the Force is
primarily based on availability of vacancies,
seniority and merit. All promotions are subject to
satisfying minimum requirements set by Police
Service Commission and availability of vacancies. For avoidance of doubt, the recent promotions
released by the PSC indicate as follows:
PROMOTION
i. CP to AIG = 1 (N/Central)
ii. DCP to CP = 5 (N/East 2; N/West 2; S/West 1)
iii. Ag DCP to DCP = 2 (N/East 2) iv. Ag ACP to ACP = 4 (N/West 1; N/Central 1; S/West
1; S/East1 )
v. CSP to ACP = 20 (N/Central 6; N/West 5; N/East 2;
Rivers 1; S/East 4; S/South 1; S/West1)
POSTINGs
PMF Squadron Commanders: 59 Commanders across the country (N/East 8; N/
Central 8; N/West 14; S/South 11; S/West 11; S/East
7)
IGP Secretariat
10 Senior Police Officers (N/Central 5; N/East 3; S/
West 1; S/East1) Further, allegations of irregularities in posting of
Police officers are unfounded even as posting to
offices is informed by personnel’s capability and
competence. The IGP views the allegations not only
as malicious but also capable of creating
disaffection among officers. In view of the current security challenges facing the
country, the IGP called on all good people of
Nigeria to disregard any report capable of causing
distraction especially now that all efforts should be
galvanized towards national security in the new
year. He, however, enjoined journalists to uphold the
ethical standards of their noble profession and
charged them to verify their facts before going to
press or on air.
ACP OLABISI KOLAWOLE
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

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