By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
Sikiru Akande, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 11, Wednesday, charged officers of Nigerian Police to be more dedicated to duty and shun any act capable of undermining the good reputation of the force in the zone.
Akande stated this while decorating the newly-promoted police officers at the zonal headquarters of the force in Osogbo.
A total of seven officers were decorated. Among them were ACP Ogbonu Taiwo Popoopla, ACP Akinsanya Babajide and ACP Martins Olaleye Bamigboye, who were elevated from the Chief Superintendent to Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Those elevated from the rank of Superintendent of Police to Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were CSP Omomukuyo Tawakatu Abiola, CSP Yinka Kuku, CSP Israel Obadofin, CSP Akanbi Tawakatu Bolanle and CSP Janet Awotuyi.
AIG Akande who charged the newly-promoted officers to brace up to challenges ahead, also enjoined them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their new positions.
AIG Akande who described the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba as a friendly person who always feels concerned about the welfare of police.
He added that the IGP’s policy was aimed at boosting the morale of police personnel for effective service delivery while it is also aimed at identifying, elevating deserving officers professionally.
The AIG said the vision of the police force, especially under the present police boss, is to prioritise the welfare of personnel and reward hard work with promotions.
Akande while congratulating the newly promoted police officers, charged them to reciprocate the gesture by exhibiting high level of professionalism, civility to members of the public and respect for human rights.
“Surely, promotion is a way of encouraging hard work and productivity in an organisation,” he said.
“In the Nigeria Police Force, we value promotions very much. Promotion is also a way of telling you to work harder; it is an added responsibility to all the responsibilities that you have been doing before your elevation.
“We are to work hard to see that we maintain a low level of insecurity in our zone.”
Speaking, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Kehinde Longe congratulated the newly promoted police officers just as he charged them to be more dedicated and committed to duties.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP) Olaleye Bamigboye, who responded on behalf of the newly decorated officers, thanked IGP Baba, the Police Service Commission and the AIG Akande, for counting them worthy for the promotion.
He promised that they would re-double their efforts to justify the confidence reposed in them.