Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday revealed that all Rank and File Policemen across the country who have remained in the same rank since 2017, would be promoted on Thursday.
Alkali gave the assurance during his familiarization visit and commissioning of projects at Zone 7 headquarters Abuja.
The police boss said: “issues of welfare of police personnel is paramount to me. All members of Rank and File wearing the same rank since 2017 will be promoted by tomorrow (Thursday).
“Commissioned officers from the rank of ASP to CSP will also be promoted but we are starting with the rank and file who are our dedicated foot soldiers.
When asked by journalist on security situation in country, the IGP noted that; “the happening in the South East and North Central (Bandits and ESN attacks and killings) we are doing something to change the narrative to ensure that citizens live peacefully.
“We will soon embark on training and retraining on how to conduct ourselves on security duties in line with the electoral act. We must rededicate ourselves to the peace and stability of our country”.
The AIG in charge of Zone 7, AIG Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu in his welcome remarks commended the IGP for the renovation of Zone 7 headquarters which is the first of such since it was established many years ago.
He said: “In line with the IGP’s policy trust which is anchored on the principle of accountability, transparency, respect for the rule of law, human right protection, and cooperation with other security agencies, the zonal command is living up to its responsibilities and expectations.
“Aside from the supervisory role of the two Commands under the zone, namely FCT and Niger, by extension, the operational supervision of Kaduna command, the zone is also complementing the commands when the need arises.
The IGP also ordered the release of two operational Pick up vehicles and computers to the zonal headquarters to assist in the performance of their crime fighting duties.