The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of Mr Dasuki Galadanci as Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), and the promotion of 1,897 senior polices officers.
Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the new DIG, appointed to represent the North West Geopolitical zone, was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) incharge of Zone 12 Bauchi, before the appointment.
Ani said Galadanci would replace Mr Ibrahim Ka’oje, the DIG representing the zone, who will retire on Feb. 2.
He said the commission elevated 14 Commissioners of Police to the rank of AIG; 21 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) to Commissioners, and 20 Assistant Commissioners (ACP) of Police to DCP.
According to him, one of the commissioners for promotion to AIG was, however, stepped down to enable the commission review pending disciplinary matters against him.
He said the newly promoted AIGs are Yetunde Longe, Haruna Garba, Tajudeen Abass, Rex Dundun, Durosinmi Olatoye and Afolabi Adeniyi.
Others are Abiodun Asabi, Julius Okoro, George Chuku, Paul Omata, Yusuf Akeem, Bzigu Dali, Idris Nagoyo, and Ogundare Emmanuel.
The PSC spokesman also said 109 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were promoted to ACP while 184 Superintendents of Police were elevated to the rank of CSP.
He added that the commission also approved the promotion of 1,549 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP).
Ani said the approval had been conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police for implementation.
He said the Chairman of PSC, Dr Solomon Arase, who presided over the commission’s management meeting, urged the promoted officers to quickly settle down to their new ranks “and go forth and win the war against banditry, kidnapping and violent crimes in the country.”
He said the nation was facing an avoidable unprecedented wave of criminal assaults on all fronts and expressed the commission’s dissatisfaction over the trend of events.
Arase, therefore, enjoined the officers to crime-map their various areas of responsibility for quick and decisive intervention.
He said the officers must engage in predictive policing to mitigate the activities of criminal gangs marauding across the length and breadth of the country.
“As senior officers, you must be held responsible for any relapse in the security apparatus of the nation.
“You must see your new ranks as a call to greater dedication to the service of your fatherland,” the PSC chairman added.