In a sweeping move indicative of a commitment to a revamped and effective police force, Inspector-General of Police (IGP)Dr Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has mandated the posting and redeployment of 40 Senior Police Officers. This significant reshuffling includes 14 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and 26 Commissioners of Police (CPs), each assigned to various Commands and Formations across the nation.
The directive is a part of the IGP’s vision to cultivate a professionally competent, service-driven, rule of law-compliant, and people-friendly police force. It also aligns with the recent elevation of senior officers to their respective higher ranks.
Among the notable changes, AIG Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji is set to take charge of Zone 7 Abuja, AIG Rhoda Adetutu Olofu will oversee Maritime Lagos, and AIG Effiom Emmanuel Ekot has been assigned to ONSA Abuja.
Simultaneously, 26 Commissioners of Police have received new postings and redeployments. Key appointments include CP George Chijioke Chuku for Benue State, CP Disu Olatunji Rilwan for Rivers State, and CP Jude M. Azuka for Admin Airwing.
The Inspector-General of Police has emphasized the imperative for the newly posted and redeployed officers to align with the Force’s policies. He urged them to actively support the government’s agenda for economic recovery, growth, and socio-political development. Stressing the significance of professionalism and diligent policing, the IGP called for collaboration with relevant stakeholders to bring policing closer to the people.
This comprehensive restructuring is effective immediately, signaling a dynamic shift in the operational landscape of the Nigerian Police Force.