Husband, wife become police commissioners same day
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of two assistant Inspectors-General of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General; it also approved the promotion of six Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and the elevation of 17 Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police.
A husband and wife who joined the police the same day, Kehinde Longe and Yetunde Longe were among those promoted to Commissioners of Police.
According to the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission also approved the promotion of 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police; 49 Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners.
It also endorsed the elevation of 74 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents and 876 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents.
The Commission took these decisions at its 13th plenary meeting which was held in Abuja on Monday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 21, 2021, before it adjourned to January 2022 to continue with further deliberations.
It also during the meeting approved the confirmation of 7,166 ASP11 to ASP1 and considered 24 promotion appeals relating to adjustment in promotion dates, seniority etc.
The two AIG’s promoted to DIGs are AIG Zaki M. Ahmed and AIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo. While AIG Zaki was promoted to cover the vacant duty post that was created as a result of the retirement of DIG Tijjani Baba who retired on October 6th, 2021, AIG Kokumo will be filling the gap left by DIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo who retired on 21st November 2021.
Commissioners of Police Buba Sanusi, CP, Katsina State; Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, CP Anti Fraud, Force Headquarters Abuja; Bello Sani Dalijan, CP INEC; Sahabo Abubakar Yahaya, CP Yobe State; Akingbola Olatunji, CP Benue State and Hakeem Odumosun, CP Lagos State whose appeal for the adjustment of promotion date was approved were promoted Assistant Inspector’s General of Police.
17 Deputy Commissioners of Police were also promoted to Commissioners of Police after an interactive session with the Commission.