The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of eight Commissioners of Police to State Commands in the country with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday by the Spokesperson of the Commission Mr Ikechikwu Ani.
According to the statement, the Commission also commended the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun for adhering to its latest Policy on gender sensitivity in his recommendation.
The Commission however said that It expected that the Inspector General in his subsequent proposals would include more Officers of North East and South East geopolitical zones that were yet to record the benchmark of 15 percent as decided at its last plenary meeting.
According to the statement, the newly appointed State Commissioners of Police are; ‘ Godwin Aghaulor now Cp Bornu State Command; Adelesi E. Oluwarotimi, CP Kwara State Command; Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, CP Oyo State Command; Augustina Ogbodo, CP Ebonyi State Command and Samuel Titus Musa, CP Kebbi State Command.
Others are Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye, CP Anambra State Command; Stephen Olarewaju, CP Imo State Command and Alamatu Abiodun Mustapha, CP Ogun State Command.
It stated that the Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police explained that the postings as recommended by the Acting Inspector General of Police was on average, fair and Commended the IGP for the inclusion of women.
According to it, Arase advised that the acting IGP should consider the disadvantaged geo-political zones while forwarding subsequent proposals for Commission’s ratification.