The Honourable Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Sir (Dr) Mike M. Okiro has commiserated with the management and staff of the Sun Newspaper as well as the family and friends of late Pastor Dimgba Igwe over his death. Until his death on Saturday, 6th September, 2014, Igwe was the Vice Chairman of the Sun Publishing Limited.
Sir Okiro described his death as painful and a great loss to the journalism industry, especially now that professional reportage is needed more than ever to foster unity in the nation.
A member of the Recruitment Board of the Police Academy, Wudil, DIG Yakubu Mohammad (Rtd) has promised an improvement in the exercise that ushered in the First Regular Course of the Academy’s degree programme. Mohammad, a Commissioner representing the Police on the Board of the Police Service Commission made the promise during a meeting of the Recruitment Board of the Academy, on 1st September 2014.
The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of Thirty (30) Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners of Police after their success in the recently concluded interview exercise organized by the Commission. The officers are: Pius U. Imue, Valentine U. Ntochukwu, Felix Goodluck Ogundeji, Frederick Taiwo Lakanu, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, Micheal Ogbodu, Nwodibo Ekechukwu, Etop John James, Ademola Omole, Olushola Emmanuel Amore, Joshak Habila, Adegbuyi Samuel Damilola, Rasheed O.
The Police Service Commission, in continuation of its resolve at repositioning the Nigeria Police Force for optimal productivity has approved the deployment of AIG Bala A. Hassan from from Zone 10, Sokoto to the Force Headquarters as the Force Secretary. He is to take over from Dan’Azumi J. Doma who was recently elevated to the rank of Deputy Inspector – General of Police. The deployment is with effect from 19th August, 2014.
The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of Nineteen (19) Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors - General of Police. The officers are: Ambrose O. Aisibor, Adebayo Ajileye, Umaru Abubakar Manko, Joel Kayode Theophilus, Wilfred Eje Obute, Felix Osita Uyanna, A. J. Abakasanga, Jubril Olawale Adeniji, Ibrahim M. Maishanu, Godfrey E. Okeke, Chintua Amajor-Onu, Lawal Tanko, Usman Akila Gwarry, Kalafite Helen Adeyemi, Yahaya Garba Ardo, Irimiya F. Yerima, Olufemi A. Adenaike, Mbu Joseph Mbu and Patrick Dey Dokumor.
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Sir (Dr) Mike Mbama Okiro has congratulated the new Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba on his appointment. Until his appointment, Abba was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 7, Abuja.
The Police Service Commission would be deploying its staff to monitor Police conducts during the Saturday, 21st June, 2014, gubernatorial election. This is in line with the Commission’s constitutional mandate of ensuring discipline in the Force and also to ensure that Police Officers on election duties adhere strictly to the rules of engagement which is to maintain peace and security of lives and properties.
The Police Service Commission at its 5th plenary meeting held on the 4th and 9th of June, 2014 in Abuja considered and approved Thirty Two (32) disciplinary cases involving Senior Police Officers (SPOs).
The Honourable Chairman, Police Service Commission, Sir, Mike Mbama Okiro condoles the families, people of Kano and Anambra States and Nigeria as a whole over the death of Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano and Prof. Dora Akunyili, former Director General, NAFDAC and Information Minister.
Okiro describes the dead of the duo that occurred in quick succession as catastrophic and at a time when Nigeria needed their services and wealth of experience the more. He noted that though they are dead, their foot-prints and legacies which are unquantifiable will continue to live on.
The attention of the Police Service Commission has been drawn to the activities of some faceless and spurious groups, who had been trying to deceive the public into believing that the Commission is recruiting Cadet Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Police, and in the process extorting money from them through sales of recruitment forms.