The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba on Thursday decorated newly-promoted senior officers with their new ranks.
The event, which took place at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall at Force Headquarters, Abuja, was witnessed by families, friends, and colleagues.
It followed the elevation of the officers by the Police Service Commission, PSC, after “years of dedicated service and academic records”.
The most senior was Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Adeolu Olukayode Egbetokun, until now the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, Abuja.
The 24 AIGs include Yusuf Usman, Haladu Ros-Amson, Babaita Ishola, Alexander Wannang, Ari Muhammed, Matthew Akinyosola, Jonathan Towuru.
Others are Abiodun Alabi, Akande Sikiru, Abimbola Shokoya, Yekini Ayoku, Olofu Adejoh, Aliyu Garba, Idrisu Dabban, Mamman Sanda, Sadiq Abubakar, Frank Mba.
Also decorated were Benjamin Okolo, Oyediran Oyeyemi, Babaji Sunday, Arungwa Udo, Yusuf Chiromawa, and 33 Commissioners of Police (CPs).
The IGP charged them to “internalize and uphold the tenets of the Presidential Police Reform Agenda”, as he emphasized respect for fundamental human rights and rule of law.
In attendance were Secretary to the Government, Boss Mustapha; Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Jika; Chairman of House Committee, Hon. Bello Kumo; ex-Zamfara Governor Sani Yerima, among others.