The Police Service Commission (PSC), has approved the appointment and posting of Commissioners of Police for 10 State Commands of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday by the Spokesperson of the Commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the statement, ” this is coming on the heels of the promotion of 14 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the Substantive rank of Commissioners.
“The newly appointed State Commissioners of Police are; Peter Ukachi Opara former Deputy Commissioner, Administration in Imo State who is now Osun State CP; Olughemiga Emmanuel Adesina now Benue State CP; Akinwale Kunle Adeniran, mni, is now Ekiti State Command CP and Mohammed Umar Abba now Adamawa state.
“CP Beneth Igwe was returned to the Federal Capital Territory Command as the Commissioner in-charge of the Command.
“He was once DCP, OPs in the FCT Command; Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi, CP Force Secretary’s office has been posted to Delta State Command as CP; Ademola Waheed Ayilara, former DCP State CID Lagos Command is now Akwa Ibom State Command CP; David Iloyanomon, former DCP Administration Anambra State Command is now Taraba State Command CP; Abayomi Oladipo Peter takes over as CP Ondo State Command and Hassan Abdu Yabnet now CP. Plateau State Command.”
According to the statement, the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police, told the new Command CPs that they should rebuild public trust through robust partnership with the public and warned that the Commission would not accept any excuse for failure to give effective and efficient leadership.
He assured that the Commission would continue to encourage them but warned that the security of lives and properties in their areas of jurisdiction should not be taken for granted.