IGP promotes 82,779 junior police officers, as 16 killed by ENDSARS rioters get posthumous promotion

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, approved the promotion of 82,779 junior Police officers to their next ranks.
In a statement, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba said the promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeant and 8,431 Constables to Corporal was part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.
Mba further stated that those promoted also included 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots, as 16 of them got special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests were equally specially promoted.
The IGP, while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility and a call to rededicate themselves to their professional calling.
He enjoined them to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with best practices and respect for the rights of the citizen.
The IGP noted that the promotion, though posthumous, of the officers who were killed by some ENDSARS protesters was a symbolic gesture in recognition of the ultimate price they paid in the service of the nation.
He promised to work with all relevant agencies, organs of Government and other stakeholders in driving a successful reform of the Police for improved welfare and conditions of service towards better service delivery to the people.
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