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IGP decorates newly-promoted DIG, AIGs, others

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Thursday, decorated the newly-promoted senior police officers with their new ranks amidst cheers from their families, friends, and professional colleagues.

The ceremony took place at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

A total of 58 senior police officers were decorated. Among them was Adeolu Egbetokun, who was elevated from the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police to Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

Those elevated from the rank of Commissioner of Police to AIG were Matthew Akinyosola, Jonathan Towuru, Abiodun Alabi, Akande Sikiru, Abimbola Shokoya, Yekini Ayoku, Olofu Adejoh, Aliyu Garba, Idrisu Dabban, Yusuf Usman, Haladu Ros-Amson, Babaita Ishola, Alexander Wannang, Ari Muhammed, Mamman Sanda, Sadiq Abubakar, Frank Mba, Benjamin Okolo, Oyediran Oyeyemi, Babaji Sunday, Arungwa Udo and Yusuf Chiromawa.

Thirty-three other officers were moved to the rank of Commissioners of Police.

Among those in attendance were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Jika; Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, Bello Kumo; a  former governor of Zamfara State, Ahmad Yerima; the paramount ruler of Yewa, Ogun State, Dr Kehinde Olugbenle, among others.

The IG charged the newly-promoted senior officers to internalise and uphold the tenets of the Presidential Police Reform Agenda while emphasising respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law.

Baba also urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their new postings.


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