Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of Olusegun Efuntayo, Assistant Inspector General of Police ( Zone 9, Umuahia,) to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
A statement in Abuja on Monday by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, said the approval was based on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ogbonna Onovo.
According to the statement, Efuntayo will head "F" Department in charge of Management Service of the Force.
‘IG Has No Control over Police Posting, Discipline’
Onovo confirmed IGP, pledges better security
Mr. Ogbonna Onovo was, on Tuesday, confirmed the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP), with immediate effect by the Nigeria Police Council (NPC).
His confirmation was considered quick, given the experience of his predecessor, Mr. Mike Okiro, who acted for months before his confirmation.
The council, headed by the president, is composed of the 36 state governors and relevant top government functionaries, including the Minister of Police Affairs and the chairman of the police commission.
Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the recall of 1,588 of the 10,000 Police Officers who were unilaterally and without following due process rationalized by the Police before the inauguration of the Police Service Commission in April 2008.
The Commission also approved the dismissal of five Police Officers and compulsorily retired 11 officers with three others reduced in ranks for various disciplinary offences ranging from dishonesty, negligence, insubordination, unnecessary exercise of authority and disobedience to lawful order.
Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Parry Osayande, on Thursday observed that the Nigeria Police was not effectively equipped to perform optimally under a democratic setting before 1999.
Osayande made the observation while playing host to a visiting team from Amnesty International (AI), an international human rights organisation, led by Kees Hindriks, a retired Commissioner of Police.
He blamed the past military administrations for the problem.
ABUJA - The Police Service Commission assured, yesterday, that the
results of candidates, who were interviewed for positions of Cadet Inspectors
and Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police since 2007, would soon be made
known and call up letters issued to successful candidates. Permanent Secretary
of the commission, Mrs. E. B. Emuren who made the disclosure yesterday,
explained that part of the reasons for the delay in the issuance of call up
letters for successful candidates, was that the Police Colleges where they are
Restore Ranks of Downgraded Officers
By Yemi Akinsuyi, This Day 05.09.2009
The Nigerian Police Force has restored the previous
ranks of two of its officers who were demoted to deputy commissioners of police
last year alongside Nuhu Ribadu, the embattled former Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss.
This was one of the high points of the recent
promotion exercise in the force confirmed by the Police Service Commission