The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the promotion of eighty-two thousand, seven hundred and seventy-nine junior police officers to their next ranks.
The force said the promotion of the officers was part of the efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Police for greater efficiency.
Those promoted also include eighty-six junior officers negatively impacted by the #EndSARS riots, sixteen of whom got special posthumous promotion while seventy others injured during the violence arising from the protests were equally elevated.
In a statement signed by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, the IGP while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional calling.
“He enjoined them to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with best practices and respect for the rights of the citizen.
The statement further said the IG also promised to work with all relevant agencies, organs of government and other stakeholders in driving a successful reform of the police for improved welfare and conditions of service “towards better service delivery to the people.”