The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 175 senior Police Officers and stepped down the promotion of 112 others.
Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
He said that the approval was part of the highpoints of the ninth plenary meeting of the commission, presided over by its Chairman, Mr Musiliu Smith, in Abuja.
Ani said that one Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr Sanusi Lemu, was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), to replace Mr Abdulmajid Ali, representing the North Central.
He said that one Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Mustapha Dandaura, was promoted to the substantive rank of AIG.
“Also promoted are 167 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, three Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents, two Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents and four Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents.
“The Commission stood down the promotion of 112 senior police officers for the failure of the Inspector-General of Police to attach the Presidential approval for the creation of additional Police Zonal Commands and Departments where the vacancies were harvested.
“Those affected by the stepdown are 13 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors-General, eight Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners and 91 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners,” he said.
Besides, Ani said that the commission confirmed the acting appointments of 60 senior police officers, including three CPs and four Deputy Commissioners.
Ani said that the acting appointments of three Chief Superintendents and three Superintendents of Police were also confirmed.
He said that the decisions of the commission would be conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police on Monday for implementation.