PSC Elevates Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma To  DIG Rank , 14 CPs TO AIGs, 22 DCPs To CPs

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The  Police  Service Commission PSC has approved the promotion of AIG Frank Mba to the rank of DIG.

Mba until his recent elevation was the AIG in charge of Force CIID Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos. DIG Mba will now represent the South East zone and replace DIG John Amadi who has retired .

Also promoted to the rank of DIG is Bala Chiroma. He is to replace Ali Janga who recently retired from the service.A statement by the Commission’s  Head, Press and publicity, Ikechukwu Ani said 14 CPs had been promoted to the rank of AIGs while 22 DCPs are now substantive Commissioners.

Ani said, “The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment of AIGs Frank Mba and Bala Ciroma as Deputy Inspectors General of Police. 

DIG Ciroma will  replace DIG Ali Janga who has retired from Service and had represented  the North East geo-political zone in the Police Management  team. 

DIG Ciroma, the most senior Officer from the zone will henceforth  represent the zone.

DIG Mba will  represent the South East zone and replace retired DIG John Amadi who before his retirement  represented the zone.

The Commission also approved the promotion of 14 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners

These decisions were highpoints of the 21st Plenary Meeting of the Commission presided over by its Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase,  retired Inspector General of Police and attended by all the Members of the Commission including the Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission, Dr. (Mrs)  Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku.

The new AIGs are CP Abubakar Lawal; CP Alhassan Aminu; CP Abdul Umar; CP Shettima Zannah; CP Ebong Eyibio Ebong; CP Adepoju Ayiinde Ilori and CP Okon Okon Effiong.Others are; CP Echeng Eworo Echeng; CP Susan Ukpanukiema Horsfall; CP Bankole Lanre Sikiru; CP Oladimeji Yomi Olarewaju; CP Sani Gwarzo and CP Odama Paul Ojeka.

The 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to the rank of Commissioners are; 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; 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; Others are,  DCP Bretet Emmanuel  Simon; DCP Ihebom M Chukuma; DCP Shettima Mohamned Qurtu; DCP Olatokunbo Maxwell Olabisi; DCP Yusuf Mohammed Lawal; DCP Monica Leo and DCP Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi.

The Commission  also approved the promotion of twenty four Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners. 

They include, ACP Ezekiel  Ibrahim, Project Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Mohammed  Shamsudeen, Assistant Director, OPS, Kaduna (NCCSALW); ACP Khan Salihu Usman, Networking  Admin ICT FHQ, Abuja; ACP Wan Mantu Chongs, Commander PMF 19 Portharcourt; Baba Lawan Audu, Area Commander, Exeter Akwa-Ibom State Command; 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; ACP Sa’ad Yahaya and ACP Ibrahim  Jibrin, Commanders 76 PMF, Nsukka and 56 PMF Ogoni amongst others.

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

It also approved the acting appointment of CSP Akande Bamidele to acting Assistant Commissioner of Police.The two AIG’s, 14 CP’s and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police appeared before the Commission in Plenary for an interactive session, a requirement for their new ranks.

The Plenary Meeting also approved a new Instrument of Delegation on delegated powers to the Inspector General of Police.

Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase congratulated the newly promoted Officers and charged them to reciprocate the Commission’s Good gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of their fatherland.

He promised to ensure that Police Promotions will be regular so that Officers are not allowed to stagnate in any rank.

Dr. Arase commended other Members of the Commission for their dedication and sacrifice stressing that a new and brighter future “is here for the Nigeria Police Force”.

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