Four Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and two Commissioners of Police have been elevated to the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police by the Police Service Commission.
The promotion was contained in a statement on Monday by the spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani.
Those elevated from the rank of AIG to DIG are Abdul Danwawu, Lawal Shehu, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, Peter Ogunyanwo, while Alex Okpara and Celestine Okoye rose from the rank of CP.
Ogunjemilusi and Okpara are, however, to proceed on pre-retirement leave.
The remaining four will replace retired DIGs and are also part of the Police Management Team.
Ani also said the Board promoted 14 CPs to the next rank of AIG.
The statement said the promotions were the highpoint of the commission’s sixth plenary meeting held in Abuja on Friday, and presided over by the Chairman, Musiliu Smith.
It said: “The commission also approved the promotion of 230 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents and 211 Assistant Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents. Forty-one Inspectors were also promoted to ASP1.”