The police authorities have said that rank, and file of police personnel and their Inspector colleagues who have university degrees or other higher educational qualifications will be elevated to the senior officer cadre.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had already given approval for the commencement of the exercise.
“In line with his resolve to further boost the morale of police workforce, the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has given approval for the consideration of Inspectors, Rank and File with university and other tertiary education certificates for elevation to the senior officer cadre.
“The circular to this effect was issued on Monday 15th December, 2014 wherein Commands and Formations across the country were directed to compile and forward the names of all serving Inspectors and Rank and File with higher certificates such as University degrees, HND, OND and NCE for necessary processing.
“The IGP re-emphasized his commitment to improve the welfare of all police personnel,” the statement added.