Abuja - The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the deployment of 37 Police Commissioners to State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory.
This is contained in a statement issued by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of the Press and Public Relations of the commission, in Abuja on Wednesday.
The statement said that the deployment was is in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution which empowers the commission to appoint Officers to States as Commissioners of Police.
Affected in the deployment are former FPRO, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who has been deployed to Kogi, and Ikechukwu Nwodibo who is deployed to Taraba.
Others are; J. Habila (Abia), Adejo Gabriel Adaji (Adamawa), Muritala U. Mani (Akwa Ibom), Karma Hosea (Anambra), Mohammed K. Mohmmed (Bauchi State) and P. Okafor (Bayelsa).
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Dibai P. Yakadi (Benue), J. Opadokun (Borno), Henry Fadairo (Cross River), Usman Bala Alkali (Delta), P Abdalla (Ebonyi), Chris Ezike (Edo), Etop J. James (Ekiti), Mohammed Adamu (Enugu), Wilson Inalegwu (FCT).
Austin Iwar (Gombe), T. Lakanu (Imo), U. Tilli Abubakar (Jigawa), U.U.Shehu (Kaduna), M. Katsina (Kano), U. Abdullahi (Katsina), Yakubu O. Jubrin (Kebbi).
E. Amadasun, Kwara, F. Owoseni (Lagos), Mohammed Sani Usman (Nasarawa state), Abubakar Marafa (Niger), Abdulmajid Ali (Ogun), M. Ogbodu (Ondo), K. Shodipo (Osun), Leye Oyebade (Oyo), Nasiru Oki (Plateau), Hyelasinda Kimo Musa (Rivers), Salisu F. Abdullahi (Sokoto), Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim (Yobe), and Femi Ogunbayode (Zamfara).
The statement said that the Chairman of the PSC, Mike Okiro, said the deployment was to reinvigorate the State Commands for more effective and efficient policing.
He advised the Commissioners to take their jobs seriously and ensure that they were committed to the enforcement of law and order and protection of lives and property within the ambit of the rule of law.