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Mass Promotions In The Nigeria Police Force As Recruitment Commences



About Ten Police Officers in the Nigerian Police Force were today elevated to various posts including the position of Deputy Inspector General.


Following the recent security development in the country, in a bid to encourage officers in order to ensure continued efforts and hard work on their part.

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Recently the Police had announced massive recruitment into the force. In a statement released last week by the Police Public Relations Officers, DCP Frank Mba, highlighted the procedures of registrations by the applicants. He further warned members of the public not to register through other means other than the one provided by the force.


The promotion ceremony presided over by the Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, NPM, mni with the Secretary of the Federation gracing the occasion. The awarded ranks are Deputy Inspector of Police(DIG), Four Assistant Inspector Generals(AIGs), Three Commissioners of Police, Three Deputy Commissioners, Eight Chief Superintendent, 607 Superintendents, 206 Deputy Superintendents, followed by five thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine Assistant Superintendents of Police.


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In his congratulatory message to the newly elated officers, the SGF, Boss Mustapha tasked them to attach more efforts to salvage the image of the force in addition to making sure that crimes are limited while imploring their expertise. He also assured them of the Federal Government continuous strive in the ongoing reform in the system.

According to the IG, while addressing the newly ranked officers and the Police Force at large, noted that a good number of officers totaling 40,000 men and women has been promoted as an avenue to encourage hard work. He went further to commend the doggedness of some officers to combat crime as the rate keeps skyrocketing.

Involved in the promotion was the former directing staff at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, mni to the rank of Deputy Inspector preceded by DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, FDC upon retiring.

While serving as the DIG in the Department of Research and Planning, he however oversees the entire South-West region. Others are AIG Amba, A.A Asuquo psc, AIG Nkereuwem A. Akpan, AIG Oaffimihan Adeniran Adeoye, AIG Aishatu Abubakar and more.

The event which was held in Abuja Headquarters was bent on merit targeted towards reformation and professionalism supplemented with age.


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In a similar development, the Officers who died in an accident are to receive their entitlements as directed by the IGP to ensure a smooth and hinge free process during their burial.

Meanwhile, Nigeria Police Force had on Thursday 20th August 2020 announced its physical and credential screening exercise which will be taking place on August 24th through September 6th.

Below are the requirements according to the NPF:

Recruitment Process Commences
According to the statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba. "In continuation of the ongoing recruitment of constables into the Nigeria Police Force, all candidates who successfully completed the online recruitment registration exercise are to proceed for physical and credential screening scheduled to hold between 24th August 2020 and 6th September 2020, across the federation.

"The applicants are to appear at the various screening venues in their clean white T-shirts and shorts with the following mandatory basic requirements:
i. National Identity Number (NIN);

ii. Original and duplicate copies of credentials – O’ Level Result(s), Certificate of Origin and Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age - neatly arranged in two white flat files with recent passport photographs attached;

iii. Printout of application submission confirmation page
iv. Duly completed Guarantor’s form

"Any candidate who fails to present (i –iv) above, will not be considered for the screening.

"The screening exercise will take place at designated locations within each State/FCT.

"Detailed and specific guidelines for each State will be announced by the Police Public Relations Officers in the thirty-six states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

"The screening and other activities touching on the recruitment exercise will be carried out in strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention protocols," Mba announced.

In a bid to maintain transparency and a hinge free exercise, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni said the exercise is free and requires no payment. He, therefore, advised the general public especially the applicants to be alert and avoid scammers and criminals who utilize opportunity at the slightest provocation to dupe innocent victims. He further warned that impostors would be dealt with if found.

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