Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday said 41, 863 officers and men across various ranks have been promoted since January 2019 when he took office.
Adamu, who disclosed this at the decoration ceremony of newly promoted senior police officer at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, said the promotions were guided by the principles of seniority and merit, which was reflective of their record of discipline and invaluable experience.
He urged the promoted officers to support the Nigeria Police in the attainment of its mandate, be civil to the citizens and be guided by the need to respect extant laws.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, commended the IGP for the innovative and revolutionary style he has introduced since his appointment.
Mustapha said the IGP has, as the lead agency for internal security, improved the coordination and synergy between security agencies so people would enjoy the safety they deserve as citizens.
He told the newly promoted officers that the country is in difficult times and therefore demands complete commitment, cooperation, new vigor and resilience.
“We are dealing with multifaceted challenges that have permeated their entire fabric of the society. What is demanded of you is that you must step up your actions because crime is dynamic,” he said.
He gave them the assurance that President will always be there for the Police because he knows the entire responsibility as the lead agency for internal security is at their doorstep.
The SGF said the President also demands for complete open and committed engagement with the civilian population.
He expressed satisfaction with the progress on community policing, saying it is the duty of every individual to be a watchdog to the community.
He said community policing would facilitate intelligence gathering, harmonious relationships and joint responsibility with the communities.