Yenagoa - The Police Service Commission has promoted 15 officers serving in the Bayelsa Police Command, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Nasiru Oki, has said.
Addressing the newly-promoted officers shortly after decorating them with their new ranks, Oki urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them and work harder in the coming year.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 14 Assistant Superintendents of Police were elevated to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, while one Superintendent of Police was promoted to Chief Superintendent of Police.
Oki said promotion comes with added responsibilities and that the command was poised to combat crime in 2016.
“We expect you to work harder as we are faced with a mono crime situation in Bayelsa, which is kidnapping, and when you are in a state with only one crime, you have to tackle it,” the commissioner said.
He further urged officers and men of the command to work harder and achieve a crime-free Bayelsa in 2016.
Speaking on behalf of the newly-promoted officers, Mr Asinim Butswat, who is the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, said the promotion would encourage them to work harder for enhanced productivity.
“We are in high spirits and with the promotion coming at this festive period, it is a very valuable gift to us in this season, and we pledge to do our best in serving our fatherland.”