THE Police Service Commission, on Monday, approved the promotion of 4,542 senior police officers to the next rank.
Out of this number, the commission approved special promotion for 16 officers based on exceptional performance and dedication to duty on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police.
Also, two officers were promoted on act of gallantry while 188 others were placed on acting appointment on their next rank.
Chairman of the Commission, Dr Mike Mbama Okiro, said the affected officers should reciprocate government gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of the nation.
Okiro said the commission would continue to ensure that promotion of policemen is regular to serve as a tonic for effective and efficient service.
In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, on Monday, in Abuja, decorated four newly promoted Assistant-Inspectors General of Police (AIG) and five others.
The officers are AIGs Tili Abubakar, Opadokun John, Ogunbayode David and Dorothy Gimba.
Others are C.P Aisha Abubakar, DCP Elumelu, DCP Jonathan Towuru, DCP Ben Okolo and DCP. Abiodun Alabi.
Arase, while decorating the officers, charged them to work hard wherever they are posted to.
He said that the position they were promoted to required a lot of responsibility and discipline.
Speaking on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Abubakar promised their dedication to duty and loyalty to the force.
“We will remain more dedicated and loyal to the police force,” he said.
While also inaugurating a police officers’ mess and 35 suites, the IGP maintained that the welfare of men of the Nigeria police was his top priority as the head.