The Police Service Commission has called on the acting inspector general of police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, to consider appointing and deploying more police personnel from North-East and South-East geopolitical zones to ensure equity in the hierarchy.
This was contained in a release by the PSC approving the appointment and deployment of eight commissioners of police to state commands in the country.
The commission, in a statement signed by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, commended IGP Egbetokun for adhering to its latest policy on gender sensitivity in his recommendation.
The commission directed the IGP to, ‘in his subsequent proposals include more officers of North-East and South-East geopolitical zones that are 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 Borno 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.”
Meanwhile the commission’s chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired IGP, said the postings as recommended by the acting Inspector General of Police were ‘on the average, fair’ and commended ‘the IGP for the inclusion of women’.
Dr Arase, according to the statement, ‘advised that the acting IGP consider the disadvantaged geo-political zones while forwarding subsequent proposals for commission’s ratification’.