TOP STORIES: PSC Approves Appointment of Frank Mba, Bala Ciroma As DIGs, Promotes CPs Bankole, Olarewaju, 12 Others To AIG Rank, 22 DCPs To CP.

The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment of AIGs Frank Mba and Bala Ciroma as Deputy Inspectors General of Police.

According to the Commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, who confirmed that DIG Ciroma will replace DIG Ali Janga who has retired from Service and had represented the North East geo-political zone in the Police Management  team.

DIG Ciroma, the most senior Officer from the zone will henceforth represent the zone.

DIG Mba, Ani stated will represent the South East zone and replace retired DIG John Amadi who before his retirement  represented the zone.

“The Commission also approved the promotion of 14 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners.

“These decisions were highpoints of the 21st Plenary Meeting of the Commission presided over by its Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police and attended by all the Members of the Commission including the Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission, Dr. (Mrs)  Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku”, Ani said.


The new AIGs are as confirmed are:

CP Abubakar Lawal;

CP Alhassan Aminu;

CP Abdul Umar;

CP Shettima Zannah;

CP Ebong Eyibio Ebong;

CP Adepoju Ayinde Ilori

and CP Okon Okon Effiong.

Others are;

CP Echeng Eworo Echeng;

CP Susan Ukpanukiema Horsfall;

CP Bankole Lanre Sikiru;

CP Oladimeji Yomi Olarewaju;

CP Sani Gwarzo and

CP Odama Paul Ojeka.


The 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to the rank of Commissioners are;

DCP Abibo Deinma Reuben;

DCP Thomas Abraham Nabhoni;

DCP Wakil Abdul Salamai;

DCP Enyinnaya Inonachi;

DCP Ronke Nurat Okunade;

DCP Adekunle Ismail Olusokan;

DCP Hassan Abdu Yabnet;

DCP Festus Chinedu Oko;

DCP Aminu Baba Raji;

DCP Omolara Ibidun Oluntola;

DCP Akoh Benedict Gabriel;

DCP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha;

DCP Bafda Magaji Jahun,

DCP Ahmadu Tijani Abdullahi;

and DCP Mohamned Mu’azu;


Others are,

DCP Bretet Emmanuel  Simon;

DCP Ihebom M Chukuma;

DCP Shettima Mohamned Qurtu;

DCP Olatokunbo Maxwell Olabisi;

DCP Yusuf Mohammed Lawal;

DCP Monica Leo

and DCP Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi.


The Commission, as stated by Ani also approved the promotion of twenty four Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners.

They include,

ACP Ezekiel  Ibrahim, Project Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja;

Mohammed  Shamsudeen, Assistant Director, OPS, Kaduna (NCCSALW);

ACP Khan Salihu Usman, Networking  Admin ICT FHQ, Abuja;

ACP Wan Mantu Chongs, Commander PMF 19 Portharcourt;

Baba Lawan Audu, Area Commander, Exeter Akwa-Ibom State Command;

Okon Etim Asuquo, Department of Operations, Benue State Command;

Louis Chike Nwabuwa, Department of Operations, Plateau State Command;

ACP  Samuel Osman Onoja, Police College Oji River;

ACP Sa’ad Yahaya and ACP Ibrahim  Jibrin, Commanders 76 PMF, Nsukka and 56 PMF Ogoni amongst others.


The Commission, he said also approved the promotion of 39 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police.

They include,

CSPs Joseph Udoh;

Nze Helen Omeba;

Uduaku Isaac Udom;

Anthony Francis Etim;

Benjamin  Kelembus Bello;

Abdullahi Idris Abubakar;

Ogbonnaya Nwota

and Daiyabu Mohammed  Ahmed among others.

The Commission also approved the acting appointment of CSP Akande Bamidele to acting Assistant Commissioner of Police.

The two AIG’s, 14 CP’s and 22 Deputy Commissioners of Police appeared before the Commission in Plenary for an interactive session, a requirement for their new ranks.

The Plenary Meeting also approved a new Instrument of Delegation on delegated powers to the Inspector General of Police.

Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase congratulated the newly promoted Officers and charged them to reciprocate the Commission’s Good gesture by rededicating themselves to the service of their fatherland.

He promised to ensure that Police Promotions will be regular so that Officers are not allowed to stagnate in any rank.

Dr. Arase commended other Members of the Commission for their dedication and sacrifice stressing that a new and brighter future “is here for the Nigeria Police Force”.



IGP Approves Posting of DIGs Hafiz, Ciroma, Frank Mba, 17 Other AIGs To Various Departments, Formations

…Harps On Effective Supervision.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the redeployment of DIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, to head the Department of Logistics and Supply, and the posting of the recently promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, DIG Bala Ciroma, and DIG Emeka Frank Mba, to head the Department of Training and Development and the Department of Research and Planning respectively.

With the recent elevation, DIG Ciroma has become the supervising DIG for the North-East, while DIG Mba assumes a supervisory role over the South-East Geo political zone.


Similarly, the IGP has approved the posting/redeployment of seventeen (17) Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to various commands and formations. They include


AIG Zone 10 Sokoto – AIG Abubakar Lawal, fdc

AIG Zone 15 Maiduguri – AIG Abdul Umar, fdc

AIG Zone 7 Abuja – AIG Williams Adebowale, fdc

AIG Armament FHQ Abuja – AIG Shettima Zanna

AIG Zone 17 Akure – AIG Ebong Eyibio Ebong, psc, mni

AIG Maritime Lagos – AIG Adepoju Ayinde Ilori

AIG FCID Annex Kaduna – AIG Okon Okon Effiong, fdc

AIG Zone 9 Umuahia – AIG Echeng Eworo Echeng

Commandant Staff College Jos – AIG Susan Ukpanukiema Horsefall

AIG DFA FHQ Abuja – AIG Bankole Lanre Sikiru

AIG Zone 11 Osogbo – AIG Oladimeji Yomi Olanrewaju

AIG FEDOPS FHQ Abuja – AIG Odama Paul Ojeka

AIG Forensic – AIG Shehu Gwarzo

AIG R&P, FHQ Abuja – AIG Yekini Adio Ayoku, mni

AIG FCID Alagbon Lagos – AIG Yahaya S. Abubakar, mni

AIG Zone 1 Kano  – AIG Umar M. Sanda, fdc

AIG CTU FHQ Abuja – AIG Ede Ayuba.

The Inspector-General of Police has, therefore, charged the Senior Police Officers to continue to entrench professionalism and respect for rights of citizens in their new places of assignment. He equally tasked them to pursue the task of ensuring public safety and security in their AORs with renewed vigour.
The posting is with immediate effect.



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