A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, described the exercise as the highest number of police officers promoted in one fell swoop in the history of the Force.
The breakdown is as follows:
One (1) Commissioner of Police, promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police, six (6) Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police, seven (7) Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police, seven (7) Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police, two hundred and forty-two (242) Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents of Police, four hundred and twenty-four (424) Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents of Police, seven hundred and fifteen (715) Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents of Police, five thousand, one hundred and fifteen (5,115) Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police, fifty-five (55) Senior Inspectors to Principal Inspectors, five Hundred and twenty-five (525) Inspectors to Senior Inspectors.
Two thousand, six hundred and seventy-one (2,671) Sergeants to Inspectors, two thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (2,876) Corporals to Sergeants, and eleven thousand four hundred and seventy-four (11,474) Police Constables to Corporals.
The IGP charged the newly promoted officers charged them to see their elevation as a mark of additional responsibility, and to rededicate themselves to their professional callings.
The Nigeria Police has seen several batches of promotions, especially at the upper levels, in recent times.