The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has approved the promotion of 21,039 junior officers who were last elevated on or before 2017.
This is according to a statement released on Thursday by the Force’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
The promotion comprises 20,572 Sergeants to Inspector, 324 Corporals to Sergeants, and 143 Constables to Corporal.
Recall that IGP Baba during an interactive session with police officers on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, said issues of police welfarism is paramount to him, adding that he will approve promotions of some officers in the next twenty four hours.
In the statement, Adejobi said, it is part of efforts aimed at improving the welfare, conditions of service and boosting the morale of personnel for greater efficiency.
The police boss assured that he remained committed to manpower development to ensure that deserving personnel are rewarded to encourage hard work.
He also informed senior police officers that the Force high command is liaising with the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the release of their promotion.
Baba commended the newly-promoted officers for their resilience and charged them to see their new ranks as a call for renewed zeal, vigour and patriotism to duty.