The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the deployment of 37 Police Commissioners to State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory “to reinvigorate the State Commands for more effective and efficient policing.”
A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by PSC’s head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said the deployment is in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution, which empowers the commission to appoint Officers to States as Commissioners of Police.
Affected in the deployment are former force spokesman CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who has been deployed to Kogi, and Ikechukwu Nwodibo who is deployed to Taraba.
Others are J. Habila, Abia; Adejo Gabriel Adaji, Adamawa; Muritala U. Mani, Akwa Ibom; Karma Hosea, Anambra; Mohammed K. Mohmmed, Bauchi and; P. Okafor, Bayelsa.
Others Dibai P. Yakadi, Benue; J. Opadokun, Borno; Henry Fadairo, Cross River; Usman Bala Alkali, Delta; P Abdalla, Ebonyi; Chris Ezike, Edo; Etop J. James, Ekiti; Mohammed Adamu, Enugu and; Wilson Inalegwu, FCT.
Also posted are Austin Iwar, Gombe; T. Lakanu, Imo; U. Tilli Abubakar, Jigawa; U.U. Shehu, Kaduna; M. Katsina, Kano; U. Abdullahi, Katsina and; Yakubu O. Jubrin, Kebbi.
Other affected officers are E. Amadasun, Kwara; F. Owoseni, Lagos; Mohammed Sani Usman, Nasarawa; Abubakar Marafa, Niger and; Abdulmajid Ali, Ogun.
The rest are M. Ogbodu, Ondo; K. Shodipo, Osun; Leye Oyebade, Oyo; Nasiru Oki, Plateau; Hyelasinda Kimo Musa, Rivers; Salisu F. Abdullahi, Sokoto; Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, Yobe, and Femi Ogunbayode , Zamfara.
The PSC advised the commissioners to take their jobs seriously and ensure that they were committed to the enforcement of law and order and protection of lives and property within the ambit of the rule of law.
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