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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Police Service Commission promotes 1,897 officers and appoints a new DIG

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointments of new officers and the promotion of 1,897 senior officers to their next substantive ranks.

This was revealed by the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.


He said the commission approved the appointment of Dasuki Galadanci, Deputy Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi, as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) to represent the North West geopolitical zone of the country.

Galadanci replaces Ibrahim Ka’oje, a GIG, who is expected to retire on February 2.

The commission promoted 14 police commissioners to the rank of deputy inspectors general of police; 21 deputy commissioners of police to commissioners of police; deputy commissioners of police to deputy commissioners of police; and 109 chief superintendents of police to deputy commissioners of police.


Nigeria Police Logo[photo credit: thepolitico]He also promoted 184 superintendents of police to chief superintendents of police and 1,549 deputy superintendents of police to deputy superintendents of police.

Read the full statement from the PSC






– Longe, Garba, Abass, Adeniyi, Asabi, Okoro, Chuku, Nagoyo others Now AIG -Ogunlowo, Opara, Musa, Jimoh, Akpanudom, Dung, Ayilara, Uka, others CP; Aniedy Udoh, Badmos, Ahmadu, Eruogu, Igometi, Chinna Joe-Iruobe others Now ACP; Arase instructs them to go and win the war against the insurgency says that the PSC feels uncomfortable with the trend of events

The Police Service Commission on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 approved the appointment of AIG Dasuki Galadanci AIG in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi as Deputy Inspector General of Police to represent the North West geopolitical zone of the country. He will replace DIG Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, who is expected to retire on February 2 this year.

The Commission also approved the promotion of 1,897 senior police officers to their next substantive ranks.

The Commission elevated 14 police commissioners to the next rank of deputy inspector general of police. However, one of the commissioners for promotion to AIG resigned to allow the Commission to review the pending disciplinary matters against the officer which were forwarded to the Commission by the Nigerian Police.

The new AIGs are; Yetunde O. Longe, CP Eastern Ports, Portharcourt; Haruna Gabriel Garba, CP Federal Capital Territory; Tajudeen Akinwale Abass, CP Delta State; Rex Dundun, CP General Investigation, FCID Kaduna Annex; Durosinmi Olatoye, Akwa Ibom State CP; Afolabi Babatola Adeniyi, Adamawa State CP; Abiodun Oladimeji Asabi, Ondo State CP; CP Julius Alawari Okoro; PC plateau status; George Chijioke Chuku, CP Benue State; Paul Alifa Omata, CP K9 Force Headquarters; Yusuf Adesina Akeem, CP Research and Development, Force Headquarters; Bzigu Yakabu kwazhi Dali, Osun State CP; Idris Nagoyo, Police Mounted Troop Squadron and Cp Ogundare Dare Emmanuel, Cp Ekiti State.

The Commission also promoted 21 deputy commissioners of police to the substantive rank of commissioners; 20 deputy commissioners to deputy commissioners, 109 chief superintendents to deputy commissioners and 184 superintendents to chief superintendents.

Also considered and approved the promotion of 1,549 Deputy Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents.

Accordingly, the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, a retired Inspector General of Police who chaired the Commission’s management meeting, has given advance approval for the appointment of a DIG and the promotion of 1,897 senior police officers recommended to the Commission by the inspector. Police General.

The 14 Police Commissioners and the 21 Deputy Commissioners appeared before the Commission Management for an interactive promotion interview, a condition precedent for their promotion to the next rank.

In the interactive session, Dr. Arase charged the officers to quickly establish themselves in their new ranks and move forward and win the war against banditry, kidnapping and violent crimes in the country.

Dr Arase said the nation is facing an unprecedented and avoidable wave of criminal attacks on all fronts and said the Commission is uncomfortable with the trend of events.

The PSC Chairman urged officers to establish themselves and map crime in their various areas of responsibility by being familiar with the trends and patterns of crimes in their domain and should be able to engage in predictive policing activities to mitigate the current criminal disorders committed by gangs. criminals who now roam throughout the country. throughout the country.

As senior officers, he said they must be responsible for any relapses in the nation’s security apparatus, adding that they must see their new ranks as a call for greater dedication to serving their homeland. “These promotions should further ignite the indomitable fighting spirit of the officers and men,” he admonished the newly promoted officers.

The Deputy Commissioners promoted to the next rank of substantive Commissioners are; Olanrewaju Peter Ogunlowo, Deputy Chief of Mission in Somalia; Mohammed Dahiru, DCP Adamawa State CID; Sunday Olukayode, DCP Operations, Plateau State; Peter Ukachi Opara, DCP Administrator, Imo State; Illiyasu Yahaya Kwarbai, DCP Bauchi Zonal Investigation Command; Bello Mohammed Sani, DCP Project Monitoring, IGP Secretariat; Mohammed Umar Abba, DCP State CID, Delta Command; Dankombo Faling Morris, Adamawa DCP Operations Command; Bello Shehu, National Defense College; Ibrahim Balarabe Maikaba; DCP Zonal CID Kano; Ahmed Musa, DCP State CID, FCT Commander, Olohundare Moshood Jimoh, former Force Public Relations Officer and currently DCP General Investigation Unit, FCID Annex, Gombe; Simeon Udofia Akpanudom, DCP State Command Ops Cross Rivers; Olugbemiga Emmanuel Adesina, DCP Benue State Command and David Iloyanomon, DCP Administration. Anambra Command.

Others are; Haruna Olufemi, DCP Force Intelligence Office; Rose Chollom Dung, DCP Administration, Bauchi Command; Obono Nnaghe Itam, DCP Calabar Operations Zone 6; Adedamola Waheed Ayilara, DCP FCID Panti Lagos; Abel Jangnap Miri Zwalchir, DCP ICT Management Force Headquarters and Ifeanyi Uka DCP/Second at Command Works, Force Headquarters Abuja.

The 20 Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to Deputy Commissioners include; Gerald Ngoziabata, Nigerian Army Resource Center; Okenla Oluseyi ACP DFA, Cooperatives, Lagos; Olubunmi Fakeye, ACP Ikeja Police College; Ayodeji Adelogagunduro, Ayetoro Area Commander, Ogun State; Samuel Dalti Dang, from the Armaments section, Force Headquarters;

Some of the CSPs promoted to Assistant Commissioners are; Casmir Ihiezu, Lagos Command; Charity Belema Megbope, Ogun Command; Gamaliel Alex, Rivers State Command; Sani Ahmed, DPO of Awada Anambra State; Cecilia Aniedy Udo, DPO Mini Okoro, Portharcourt; CSP Dalapo Badmos, CSP Administration Provost Marshal Force Headquarters; Adamu Ahmadu, Commander Intelligence Unit C41, Rivers State Command; CSP Collins Eruogu, former Commander of 33PMF and currently Commander of AKS/RRS Anambra State Command; CSP Israel Effiong Ukpong 2/ic 19PMF Portharcourt; CSP Linus Uche Nwaiwu, Police Training School, Nekede, Imo State; CSP Onoh Charles, CSP ICT Administration, Force Headquarters; CSP Abubakar Abdulkarim, DPO Kubwa FCT; CSP Taiwo Oladipupo Akingbehin, EOD Commander, Force Headquarters Annex Ikeja; CSP Moses Odu Osor, Zone 7 Abuja; CSP Garba Bala, DPO Dawakin, FCT; CSP Benjamin Igometi and CSP Chinna Joe-Iruobe of the Veterinary Section, Force Headquarters.

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Some of the 184 officers promoted to CSP from the rank of SP are; Victor Olowola; Ibrahim Abdullahi; Hassiani Audu; Stephen Bob Samuel; Mohammed Alhaji; Onukafor Kingsley Nkuma, ADC to the Governor of Anambra State; Fabian Iloabanafor, Commander, PC Monitoring and Surveillance Team, Ebonyi State Command; Luka Paul Sambo, DPO New Benin, Benin City, Edo State and Agboni Jacob Christopher, 54 PMF, Onitsha;

The approval has been transmitted to the Inspector General of Police for implementation.

Ikechukwu Ani

Head, Press and Public Relations

Wednesday, January 24, 2023


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