Police to correct disparity in promotion of personnel, says Ag. IGP

The Ag. Inspector General of Police (IG-P), Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, said on Friday that the police would soon review cases of its personnel who have been shortlisted for promotion to their deserved ranks.

Idris made this known at an interactive session with newsmen in Minna after paying a courtesy visit on Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger.

“The cases of police personnel approved for further education and who obtained additional qualification will be reviewed so that those entitled for promotion will be promoted.

“In looking into their cases we will follow the rule of law or the Police Service Regulation.

“We are going to revisit it, if there is anybody that was due for promotion and has not been promoted we will do so.

“If the law or regulation says a personnel will be promoted after serving for certain period we will do that.

“We will revisit it and if there was any miscarriage of justice we will correct it,’’ he assured.

Idris also said that the police would do everything possible to ensure the security of lives and property within the country.

“In a few days, you will see what we are going to do in terms of strengthening security.

“We are going to work side by side with the public to tackle crime in our society,’’ he said.

Also speaking at the occasion, Bello said that the state government would partner the police to ensure security of lives and property in the state.

“We need your support in terms of security of lives and property in our state,” the governor urged journalists.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the police under former IG-P Solomon Arase had shortlisted 50 personnel (rank and file) for promotion, but had not done so before his retirement.

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