At least 50,000 officers and men of the Nigerian Police have in the last one year promoted to various ranks, Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has said.
Arase who stated this yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital during his tour of the state police command, maintained that this was part of measures to build confidence and increase the productivity of officers and men.
The IGP who granted automatic promotion to two Police officers during the visit, said he has remained allergic to corruption, and that measures are been put in place to motivate them not to be corrupt.
“In this regard the first 400 houses built for officers and men are ready and will be allocated by balloting while 330 scholarships were given to children of serving and late policemen who died in the course of their duties,” he said.
He explained that 700 vehicles have been deployed for the Safer Highway project to replace roadblocks on the nation’s highways which has proved not to be an effective crime fighting strategy.
Arase said that the Police authorities were not encouraging the development of barracks as officers and men are being encouraged to live alongside other people to improve their social mentality.
In a wellcome address, state Police Commissioner, Mr. Murtala Mani commended the IGP for laying the structures that has remained the backbone of operations and intelligence in the state till date, while efforts have been made to sustain it, adding that it has made the operational direction of the command a lot easier.

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