Police Service Commission, Promotes 24 Police Officers To Their Next Rank, Also CP Lakanu Promoted AIG

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The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of the former Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP. Taiwo Fredrick Lakanu to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police. The Commission also approved the promotion of 24 other senior officers to their next ranks.

AIG Lakanu who was enlisted into the Nigeria Police as a Cadet ASP has served in various Commands, Formations and Departments, including Operation, Investigation and Administration. As Head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Lagos, he earned the Inspector- General of Police gallantry award for his contributions to reducing the spate of crime in Lagos from where he was later appointed as the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP.

He was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command before he was promoted Commissioner of Police Ekiti State Command. AIG Lakanu also had a brief service as Commissioner of Police in charge of the Nigeria Airport Command before his posting as the 31st Commissioner of Police Imo State.

The other promoted officers include three Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners,  one Chief Superintendent of Police to Assistant Commissioner, two Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, four Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents, six Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents and  eight Inspectors of Police to Assistant Superintendents.

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The Commission also considered and upheld the promotion appeals of eight senior Officers and approved their promotion to the next rank. Those affected by this decision are one Assistant Commissioner of Police, one Superintendent of Police, three Deputy Superintendents of Police and three Assistant Superintendents of Police.

The Chairman of the Commission, Sir,  Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police congratulated the Officers and urged them to continue to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland. Dr. Okiro noted that the Commission will continue to ensure that promotions in the Nigeria Police Force are regular and based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancies.

The Commission’s decision on the promotions has been conveyed to the Inspector General of Police in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission, Mr. Musa Instifanus.

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