August 10, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

PSC confirms appointment of 3 DIGs, declines Magu’s promotion

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed the appointments of three Deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs) who were in acting capacity.

The Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, announced this in a statement in Abuja.

He said the commission declined the promotion of Mr Ibrahim Magu, a commissioner of police and former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ani said Magu’s promotion would be considered pending clearance from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Office of the Inspector-General of Police.

He said the DIGs whose appointments were confirmed are Tijanni Baba and Zanna Ibrahim, North-East and Moses Jitoboh, South-South.

The PSC spokesman said the commission had approved the promotion of 24 commissioners of police (CPs) to Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs).

Ani said the decisions were the highpoints of the commission’s 12th Plenary Meeting presided over by the Chairman, Mr  Musiliu Smith held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He said the commission had also approved the promotion of 35 deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) to CPs and 52 assistant commissioners of police (ACPs) to DCPs.

Ani said 46 chief superintendents of police (CSPs) were promoted to ACPs.

According to him, the commission also considers and approves the promotion of 10 superintendents of police to CSPs, 17 deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) to Superintendents,

He said 139 assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) whose names were skipped during the last promotion, to deputy superintendents and nine inspectors to assistant superintendents of police were also approved.

Ani said Smith had congratulated the beneficiaries and called for commitment to service within the laws of the land and the fear of God.

He pledged the commitment of the commission to continue to ensure that promotions in the police follow due process and timely.