The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 156 police officers including Kano State Commissioner of Police Musa Mohammed, who was elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police.
The Police service commission also promoted 10 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners of Police.
They promoted deputy commissioners are Ero Oga, Yunana Babas, Dan-Malam Mohammed, Mu’azu Halilu, Rabiu Yusuf, Sanusi Lemu, Ahmed Iliyasu, Isyaku Garko, Mohammed Kura and Alhassan Mamuda.
The commission, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday, also said it had promoted 19 Assistant Commissioners of Police to the rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police.
They include Akingbola Olatunji, Isaac Turner, Sadiku Gbenga and Abraham Ayim.
Twenty Chief Superintendents of Police were also promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, with one Superintendent of Police moved to the rank of CSP.
The PSC said 100 Assistant Superintendents of Police were promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. They include Atiku Ibrahim of the Enugu State Police Command.
It also elevated four Inspectors to the rank of ASP, and upgraded junior police officers who had been trained as pilots to the rank of DSP in line with their pilot licence and certificate.
“The promotion, which has been conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police for implementation, takes effect from March 18, 2016 except that of the AIG, whose promotion takes effect from March 23,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged Nigerian pupils to imbibe the lessons learnt from participating in quiz competitions to prepare themselves for leadership positions and governance in the future.
Speaking while declaring open the 2nd Nigeria Police Force Quiz Competition for Secondary schools as part of the 2016 Police Week, Mrs. Buhari said the police deserved commendation for collaborating with parents and teachers to teach and train the next generation of Nigerians.
Police Secondary School, Ukana in Akwa Ibom, emerged as the overall winner of the competition from the five participating schools, carting home three laptops and a mobile handset.
Royal Academy, Wuye, Abuja, came second while Government Secondary School, Tudun Wada, Abuja, came third. Other schools that participated in the competition were Federal Government College, Kwali, and Command Secondary School, Suleja, Niger State.