Morale Booster: IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Officers

As 16 Killed during #EndSARS protests get posthumous promotion

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has approved the promotion of 82,779 junior officers to their next ranks to boost their morale and improve force efficiency.

The massive promotion was announced in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba.

Mba said that the promotion of junior officers was approved today by the IGP.

Giving a breakdown of the promotions, the police spokesman stated that 56,779 sergeants were promoted to inspectors, 17,569 corporals to sergeants and 8,431 constables to corporals.

He said that the promotion was part of “the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency”.

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“Those promoted also include 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests were equally specially promoted.

“The IGP, while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional calling.

“He enjoined them to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with best practices and respect for the rights of the citizen. He noted that the promotion albeit, posthumously, of the officers who were killed by some ENDSARS protesters is a symbolic gesture in recognition of the ultimate price they paid in the service of the nation.

“The IGP promised to work with all relevant agencies, organs of Government and other stakeholders in driving a successful reform of the Police for improved welfare and conditions of service towards better service delivery to the people,” the statement further read.

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