The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, on Friday, decorated twenty-five newly-promoted Senior Police Officers at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Centre, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to a statement from the Force Public Relations Officers (FPRO), CP Frank MBA, those who have been found worthy in all ramifications to earn the promotion, were decorated with their new ranks amidst cheers from their spouses, loved ones and well-wishers.
The Senior Officers included Deputy Inspector-General of Police Zaki Ahmed, the DIG in charge of the Department of Operations and Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning at the Force Headquarters.
Also decorated were six (6) Assistant Inspectors-General of Police who were elevated from their previous rank of Commissioners of Police. They include AIG Buba Sanusi (former CP Katsina), AIG Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu (former CP Anti-Fraud, FCID), AIG Bello Sani Dalijan (former CP INEC), AIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar (former CP Yobe), AIG Akingbola Olatunji, (former CP Benue), and AIG Hakeem Odumosu, (former CP Lagos).
The seventeen (17) Commissioners of Police who were elevated from their previous rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police included CP Josephine Nneka Anyasinti, CP Haruna Gabriel Garba, CP Tajudeen Akinwale Abass and most significantly, the husband-and-wife duo of CP Patrick Kehinde Longe and CP Yetunde Longe.
“The IGP, while congratulating the newly-promoted officers, charged them to bring their vast experiences and professionalism to bear in advancing the fortunes of the Force in their new ranks while keying to his vision and mission statement of his administration which is “to protect with courage and serve with compassion,” the statement said.