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Police Service Commission Okays Appointment Of Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma As DIGs; Others Promoted

The appointment of AIGs Frank Mba and Bala Ciroma as Deputy Inspectors General of Police has been approved by the Police Service Commission. DIG Ali Janga, who has retired from service and had served as the Police Management team’s representative for the North East geopolitical region, will be replaced by DIG Ciroma. The zone shall henceforth be represented by DIG Ciroma, the most senior Officer from the zone.

Police Service Commission Okays Appointment Of Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma As Digs; Others Promoted, Yours Truly, News, June 18, 2024

DIG Mba will represent the South East zone in place of retired DIG John Amadi, who previously served in that capacity. The promotion of 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners and the promotion of 14 Commissioners of Police to the next position of Assistant Inspectors General of Police were also approved by the Commission.

These decisions, according to a statement by PSC spokesman Ikechukwu Ani, were the highlights of the Commission’s 21st plenary meeting, which was presided over by Dr. Solomon Arase (IGP ret.) and attended by all commission members, including Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku, the permanent secretary and secretary to the Commission. Abubakar Lawal, Alhassan Aminu, Abdul Umar, Shettima Zannah, Ebong Eyibio Ebong, Adepoju Ayiinde Ilori, and Okon Okon Effiong are the new AIGs. CP Bankole Lanre Sikiru, CP Echeng Eworo Echeng, CP Susan Ukpanukiema Horsfall, CP Oladimeji Yomi Olarewaju, CP Sani Gwarzo, and CP Odama Paul Ojeka are some of the others.

Police Service Commission Okays Appointment Of Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma As Digs; Others Promoted, Yours Truly, News, June 18, 2024

DCP Abibo Deinma Reuben, DCP Thomas Abraham Nabhoni, DCP Wakil Abdul Salamai, DCP Enyinnaya Inonachi, DCP Ronke Nurat Okunade, DCP Adekunle Ismail Olusokan, DCP Hassan Abdu Yabnet are among the 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police who have been promoted to the rank of Commissioner.

DCP Bretet Emmanuel Simon, DCP Ihebom M, DCP Festus Chinedu Oko, DCP Aminu Baba Raji, DCP Omolara Ibidun Oluntola, DCP Akoh Benedict Gabriel, DCP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, DCP Bafda Magaji Jahun, DCP Ahmadu Tijani Abdullahi, and DCP Mohamned Mu’azu are also among the officers.

The promotion of twenty-four Assistant Commissioners of Police to the position of Deputy Commissioners was also approved by the Commission. ACP Wan Mantu Chongs, Commander PMF 19 Portharcourt; Baba Lawan Audu, Area Commander, Exeter Akwa-Ibom State Command; Mohammed Shamsudeen, Assistant Director, OPS, Kaduna (NCCSALW); ACP Khan Salihu Usman, Networking Admin ICT FHQ, Abuja; and ACP Ezekiel Ibrahim, Project Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Police Service Commission Okays Appointment Of Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma As Digs; Others Promoted, Yours Truly, News, June 18, 2024

Others include ACP Sa’ad Yahaya and ACP Ibrahim Jibrin, Commanders of 76 PMF, Nsukka, and 56 PMF Ogoni, respectively; ACP Okon Etim Asuquo, Department of Operations, Benue State Command; Louis Chike Nwabuwa, Department of Operations, Plateau State Command; ACP Samuel Osman Onoja, Police College Oji River; and ACP Sa’ad Yahaya.

The promotion of 39 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police was also approved by the Commission. The CSPs who are among them are Joseph Udoh, Nze Helen Omeba, Uduaku Isaac Udom, Anthony Francis Etim, Benjamin Kelembus Bello, Abdullahi Idris Abubakar, Ogbonnaya Nwota, and Daiyabu Mohammed Ahmed.

Police Service Commission Okays Appointment Of Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma As Digs; Others Promoted, Yours Truly, News, June 18, 2024

Additionally, it authorized CSP Akande Bamidele’s temporary promotion to assistant commissioner of police. To receive their new ranks, the two AIGs, 14 CPs, and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police had to attend before the Commission in plenary for an interactive session.

A new Instrument of Delegation on powers granted to the Inspector General of Police was also adopted by the Plenary Meeting. Dr. Solomon Arase, the chairman of the Commission, thanked the newly promoted officers and urged them to return the favor by renewing their commitment to serving their country. So that officers won’t be able to stagnate at any level, he pledged to make sure police promotions are conducted regularly. Dr. Arase praised the other committee members for their commitment and effort, emphasizing that a better future “is here for the Nigeria Police Force.”

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