The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, adorned thirty-five Senior Police Officers with their new ranks at the Goodluck Jonathan International Peacekeeping Centre, Force Headquarters, Abuja. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, and saw the promotion of fourteen Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) and twenty-one Commissioners of Police (CPs).
Among the newly decorated officers were AIGs Yetunde Longe, Haruna Gabriel Garba, Tajudeen Akinwale Abass, Julius Alawiri Okoro, George Chijioke Chuku, and CPs Olanrewaju Peter Ogunlowo, Mohammed Dahiru, Dankombo Faling Morris, and David Iloyanomon.
Concurrently, IGP Egbetokun has issued orders for the immediate posting and redeployment of seventeen AIGs and eighteen CPs. AIG Yetunde O. Longe is reassigned to AIG Training, AIG Haruna Gabriel Garba to AIG Armament, AIG Rex Dundun to AIG FCID Annex Kaduna, AIG Durosinmi A. Olatoye to AIG Zone 2 Lagos, AIG Afolabi Babatunde Adeniyi to AIG Zone 3, AIG Abiodun Oladimeji Asabi to AIG Zone 12 Bauchi, AIG George Chijioke Chuku to AIG Zone 17 Akure, AIG Paul Alifa Omata to AIG Zone 16 Yenagoa, and AIG Yusuf Adesina Akeem, fdc, to AIG Zone 8 Lokoja.
The list of newly posted and redeployed Commissioners of Police includes CP Patrick Atayero to CP EOD, CP Illiyasu Yahaya Kwarbai to CP Admin Airwing, CP Bello Mohammed Sani to CP Force Provost Marshal, CP Olohundare Moshood Jimoh to CP Eastern Port, CP Rose Chollom Dung to CP Welfare, and CP Olarenwaju Ogunlowo to CP Special Intervention Squad.
In congratulating the newly promoted officers, IGP Egbetokun highlighted the significance of their promotions and urged the newly posted and redeployed AIGs and CPs to bring their wealth of experience to their respective roles. The IGP expressed confidence that their contributions would enhance the police force’s pursuit of excellence in fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities.