Chairman of Police Service Police Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, recently disclosed on a programme on WFM 91.7 radio station in Lagos that in three months, there would be mass promotion of senior police officers who have been stagnated on one rank.

According to him, “we are working out a structure in the police to create vacancies for officers who are due for promotion but have not be promoted due to lack of vacancies for them”.

“I feel for them, because it is not because they have bad records but because there are no vacancies. You cannot promote an officer to a higher rank and there is no office for his or her new rank”.

He noted that many Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were due for promotion to the next rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

Okiro lamented that many of the officers have spent eight to ten years on one rank, admitting that the situation can affect their performance.

On indiscipline and corruption in the Nigeria Police Force, the PSC chairman said that while he was IGP, he decentralised the X-Squad section of the police, which deals with arrest and discipline of erring police officers.

Okiro further reiterated the warning that any policeman found to be corrupt would be punished by the X-Squad section already in place to check the menace.

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