The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has approved the promotion of 558 teachers in police primary and secondary schools across the country.
Police sources disclosed that the promotion which takes immediate effect was meant to address the complaints among the teaching staff and also to motivate them to perform better.
Police officers holds arms to block supporters of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from marching on the president’s official residence in Abuja on October 14, 2014. Some 276 girls were seized from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, on the night of April 14. AFP PHOTO
The Director, Directorate of Police Education, DCP Kabiru Ibrahim, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists, yesterday, in Abuja, explained that the teachers would soon receive their letters of promotion.
According to him, the IG was interested in making police schools one of the best in the country hence the increasing investment in academic facilities and the teaching staff to ensure a high quality of students.
He said: “It is my pleasure to inform you that the IG has approved the upgrading and promotion of 558 teachers in all police primary and secondary schools nationwide.
“We believe that with this promotion, our teachers would be better motivated to give their best and to ensure that the schools produce academically sound and well-rounded students,” Ibrahim explained.
400 residential apartments
Meanwhile, the IG has said that 400 residential apartments would be completed by next month for purchase by retiring police officers.
Making the disclosure at the commissioning of the Police Multi-purpose Shopping Mall in Abuja Arase said the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society has developed and acquired a number of housing projects across the country which was being sold at affordable rates to police personnel.
He advised retiring police officers who are interested in acquiring the buildings to go to their home states and apply through the police cooperative multi-purpose society.

Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the elevation of 986 senior Police officers including one CP to AIG, five DCPs to CP, 16 ACPs to DCP, 21 CSPs to ACP, three SPs to CSP, nine DSPs to SP and 931 ASPs to DSP.
In a statement also disclosing Mr. Emmanuel Ibe as Acting Secretary of the commission, the it said: “CP Shuaiba Gambo is promoted to the next substantive rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police while DCPs Jonah Jackson Mava, Olusola Babajide David, Titus Sumba Lamorde, Chika Abubakar Maidama and Abdullahi Chafe Ibrahim were elevated to the next rank of Commissioner of Police.
“The commission also approved the elevation of 16 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners, 21 Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners and three Superintendents to Chief Superintendents. It also approved the promotion of nine Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents and 931 Assistant Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents.”
“Two acting DCPs, four acting ACPs and one acting CSP were also confirmed. All the promotions take effect from December 16, 2015.
“The commission also resolved 12 Pending Disciplinary Matters (PDM), approving the reduction in rank of two officers, severe reprimand for another two and reprimand for four. One officer is to receive a letter of advice while three others were exonerated.
“Meantime, the commission has approved the appointment of Emmanuel Ibe as Acting Secretary to the commission. Mr. Ibe, until his appointment, was the Director of Administration and Finance.
“He was Special Assistant to the former Chairman of the commission, and presently the Chairman of the Nigerian of Institute of Management, NIM, Federal Capital Territory.
“Mr. Ibe is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria and the United Kingdom.”

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