The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, November 23, 2020, approved the posthumous promotion of 16 police officers who lost their lives during the EndSARS protests.
The IGP has also approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks.
According to the IGP, the promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.
Those promoted also include 70 officers who got injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests.
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 noted that the posthumous promotion of officers who were killed by hoodlums during the ENDSARS protests is a symbolic gesture in recognition of the ultimate price they paid in the service of the nation.
The IGP 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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