The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 8,916 senior police officers to their next substantive ranks.
The spokesman of the commission, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement to NAN on Sunday that the approval followed the meeting of the commission held in Abuja.
He said the commission approved the promotion of three Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police. They are: Jona Jackson Mava; Olushola Babajide David and Titus Sumba Larmode.
He said that acting appointments of two CPs were also confirmed. The beneficiaries are: Rudolf Echebi Obe, Works and Danladi Lalas, Air Wing.
Ani said 71 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) were elevated to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP).
They included; Ogundare Emmanuel, Alonge Adebowale; Augustina Ogbodo; Ibrahim Abdullahi, Garba Ahmed; Uzuegbu Kanayo, Zubairu Abubakar; Vincent Nwajiofor (works), Polycarp Dibia and Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer.
He said 102 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were also promoted to ACPs.
They were ; Michael Masomene; Egbe Eko Edum; Onyeamu Onyeamu, Dauda Ayuba; Chinedu Ugwu; Moses Gana, Victor Bepeh among others.
He said the commission also promoted 487 Deputy Superintendents of Police ( DSPs) to Superintendents of Police ( SP).
They included Atiku Ibrahim, Personal Assistant to the acting Inspector General of Police, Florence Odewo, Ojo Abraham, Mohammed Idris and Abraham Ogedengbe, among others.
Ani said 1,165 Assistant Superintendents of Polic ( ASPs) were promoted to the next rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police, (DSP).
He said 7,806 Inspectors were also elevated to the rank of ASPs. They are: Chinemelum Bartholomew, Jeremiah Zumnan, Adewale Ajibuwa and Saviour Etetim, among others.
He added that the promotions would be conveyed to the acting Inspector General of Police on Monday for implementation.