The Inspector-General of Police has redeployed DIGs, AIGs, CPs to various departments, commands, formations.
The police chief said the move is in line with his manpower development policy of appointing the right people for the right jobs.
He said the posting of the CPs to commands is pending the approval of the Police Service Commission.
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting/redeployment of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Departments, Commands, and Formations.
A statement issued by the police spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday, said the move was in line with the police chief’s manpower development policy of placing round pegs in round holes.
The new postings confirmed the much-talked about appointment of former police spokesperson, Frank Mba, as the Ogun State Police Command commissioner.
The IGP also confirmed the appointment of Idowu Owohunwa as the new police commissioner in Lagos.
The other CP postings include CP Adebola A. Hamzat to Adamawa State, CP Suleiman A. Yusuf to Taraba State, and CP Faleye E.S. Olaleye to Ebonyi State.
Adejobi said the IGP made the appointments in line with his mandate and strategies to strengthen the operational structures of state commands. He said the appointments are pending the approval of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
In related developments, DIG Danmallam Mohammed, fdc, has been redeployed to the Department of Finance and Administration while the following Assistant Inspectors-General of Police have been posted to take up the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police in charge of the following Departments of the Force as indicated against their names; to DIG Department of Training and Development – AIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, mni; to DIG Department of Research and Planning – AIG Aji A. Janga, mni; to DIG Department of Operations – AIG Adeleke A. Bode, mni. AIG Habu Sani Ahmadu has been posted as Force Secretary while AIG Shuaya’u Lafia Abdulyari assumes office as the AIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Similarly, the following Senior Police Officers have been posted to also take up the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal Police Commands as indicated against their names –
i. AIG Police Mobile Force
– CP Matthew Akinyosola, mni
ii. AIG Zone 6 Calabar
– CP Jonathan Towuru, mni
iii. AIG Zone 2 Lagos
– CP Sylvester A. Alabi, fdc
iv. AIG Zone 11 Osogbo
– CP Akande Sikiru Kayode
v. AIG Zone 17 Akure
– CP Abimbola Adebola Shokoya
“The IGP has therefore charged the newly posted officers to hit the ground running to ensure the mission, vision, and policy statements of his administration are effectively complied with in the areas of crime-fighting, public cooperation, and safety. He also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to perform optimally on their mandate,” the police spokesperson stated.
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The statement added that the posting is with immediate effect.
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