Nigeria: Ex-EFCC Boss Magu Decorated as Assistant Inspector General of Police

Nigeria: Ex EFCC Boss Decorated as Assistant Inspector General of Police (News Central TV)

Ibrahim Magu, the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been appointed as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).

The Police Service Commission (PSC) confirmed his promotion in May.

The former anti-corruption chairman was decorated alongside other police commissioners at the police headquarters in Abuja by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba.

The senior officers consist of nine Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, (AIGs) including a former Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu and the immediate past Commissioner of Police of Oyo State, AIG Ngozi Onadeko and 23 Commissioners of Police (CPs).

Oyo State Commissioner of Police Ngozi Onadeko

Speaking at the ceremony, the IG charged the beneficiaries with justifying their new ranks by deploying their wealth of experience in their new areas of operations, stating that the promotion exercise was primarily based on seniority and merit.

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He stated that since taking office last year, his priority has been the welfare of the personnel and capacity building, which has resulted in the promotion of several senior and junior personnel to their next ranks.

He stated that the police management team under his command was collaborating closely with the PSC in all areas, including the recruitment of an additional 10,000 constables who are currently undergoing training, and that an additional 10,000 would be recruited later.

In his brief remarks, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, who  lauded the personnel of the Nigeria Police for maintaining peace in the country despite the growing insecurity in the land showered encomiums on the outgoing Commissioner of Police of the State, AIG Onadeko for restoring absolute peace in state since she was posted to the state  despite all odds.

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