The Commissioner representing the South-East in the Police Service Commission (PSC), Onyemuche Nnamani, has said the recent promotion of some police officers of Igbo origin will signal a bright future for the Igbo in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Nnamani said this while speaking to journalists during a supervision of the on-going medical screening of police applicants in Zone 9 Umuahia, Abia State and Zone 13 Ukpo, Anambra State on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Congratulating two policewomen from the South-Eastern part of the country, Ngozi Onadeko and Josephine Nna, who were recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, he said, “These promotions will obviously signal a bright future for Igbo in the NPF, especially with the recent cries of marginalisation from the South-East zone.”
Onadeko is the incumbent Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, while Nna is the Commissioner of Police, Anti-Trafficking, Force Criminal Investigation Department.
He also congratulated Deputy Inspector General, John Amadi, on his confirmation as a DIG, statutorily representing the South-East in the Police Management Team.
Nnamani said these promotions and appointments should motivate youth from the South-Eastern region of the country to embrace a career in the NPF where they will have equal opportunities to rise to the top.
Citing the incessant insecurity ravaging the region while also noting that statistics from the on-going police recruitment showed a glaring disinterest in the police by the youth of the zone, he said, “The South-East, under South-Eastern police officers, will obviously stamp out the raging and menacing banditry in the zone.
“The NPF is a noble profession that should attract the best of the South-Eastern youth. I will continue my advocacy for Igbo youths to find favour in the NPF. I am very sure that the South-East will benefit tremendously from the services of indigenous police officers who know their people, culture and idiosyncrasies.”