By Augustine Ehikioya
To boost welfare of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has directed immediate commencement of promotion processes for inspectors, rank and file.
To this end, he has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Finance and Administration to coordinate the Force Secretary for the setting up of Departmental Selection Board (DSB) for the screening and selection of deserving members of the Inspectorate cadre for recommendation to the Police Service Commission for promotion to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police II (ASP II).
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The IGP, according to the statement, also simultaneously, directed the DIG DFA to mandate the Commissioner of Police (Welfare) to “compile a list of members of the rank and file who are due and deserving of elevation to their next ranks.”
It added “The Inspector-General of Police, while noting that regular and timely elevation of deserving officers to their next ranks would boost the morale of officers and men of the Force, charged the officers to be exemplary and exhibit professionalism in order to sustain the manpower development drive of the NPF.”