The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, OFR has decorated two Police Inspectors, who are on secondment at ICPC to their new rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.
It is the extant tradition of the Nigerian Police that when one of its personnel on secondment to another agency of government gets promoted, the Chief Executive Officer of that Agency can effect the decoration to the new rank.
During the decoration, the ICPC boss congratulated the newly promoted officers, Shariff Bashir and Idris Shuaibu on their elevations to Assistant Superintendent of Police just as he charged them to be honest and upright in their dealings saying sooner or later, they may be recognised for upholding integrity.
“My charge to the two of you is to be upright, to be honest. It is difficult to be honest in Nigeria, but it is not impossible. When they say something is difficult, it doesn’t mean it is impossible. There are many examples of honest policemen around us. In spite of poor salary, poor condition, they maintain their integrity.
“God is noticing and we are all people of faith in this country. At the appropriate time, when God repositions you, all the people who thought they were cleverer than you will not be able to talk. Sooner or later, you will be recognized.” he said.
It would be recalled that the Police Service Commission had on 21st of July 2023 announced the promotion of 14,052 Inspectors to ASPs while 24,991 were promoted from the ranks of sergeants to inspectors in June 2023.
The Force Headquarters said that the promotion was part of its manpower development policy targeted at promoting deserving police officers on the basis of competence, qualification, and length of service.