Plateau, Benue,Ekiti,Abuja others get new police commissioners

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By Charles Ejoh

The Police Service Commission, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of 10 Commissioners of Police for immediate deployment to Plateau, Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Taraba, Ondo states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, who noted that the appointment was approved by the commission’s Chairman, Solomon Arase.

The 10 CPs were among the 14 Deputy Commissioners of Police who were recently elevated to rank of Commissioner of Police.

Speaking on Wednesday, Ani said, “The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment and posting of Commissioners of Police for 10 state commands of the federation.

“This is coming on the heels of the promotion of 14 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of commissioners.

“The newly appointed state Commissioners of Police are Peter Opara, former Deputy Commissioner, Administration in Imo State, who has been posted to Osun State; Olughemiga Adesina posted to Benue State; Akinwale Adeniran, Ekiti State Command, and Mohammed Abba, Adamawa State Command.

“CP Beneth Igwe has returned to the Federal Capital Territory Command as the Commissioner incharge of the Command. He was once DCP, OPs in the FCT Command.

“Abaniwonda Olufemi, CP Force Secretary’s office has been posted to the Delta State Command; Ademola Ayilara, former DCP State CID Lagos Command, now heads the Akwa Ibom State Command; David Iloyanomon, former DCP Administration Anambra State Command, has been posted to head theTaraba State Command; Abayomi Peter takes over Ondo State Command, and Hassan Yabnet is now CP Plateau State Command.”

The statement quoted Arase as telling the new CPs to “rebuild public trust through robust partnership with the public,” warning them that the PSC “will not accept any excuse for failure to give effective and efficient leadership.”

Nigeria’s Inspector-General,Police,Kayode Egbetokun

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