The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja decorated her Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Mr Usman Shugaba, with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
Buhari, who was flanked by the Inspector-General of Police IGP) Usman Alkali-Baba, while decorating the newly promoted officer, urged him to step up his job performance to justify his promotion.
The first lady described the newly promoted officer as a highly committed and dogged officer who performed his task with high sense of honesty and humility.
Buhari congratulated shugaba on his elevation and urged him to take his promotion as a challenge to do more for the country.
“I thank you for coming to support me to decorate one of my dogged staff, as an Assistant Commissioner of Police. Usman Shugaba, is a highly committed Senior Officer in the Nigeria Police today.
“I wish you all the best in your new positions,” she said.
In his remark, the IGP said that promotion in the Nigeria Police Force was an achievement that came through hard work and dedication to service.
“When I received the recommendation of the promotion from the First Lady that the ADC had been performing his duty diligently with honesty and dedication.
“I had no option than to put my own recommendation to the Police Service Commission for his elevation. Shugaba has today joined the league of senior officers in the Nigeria Police,” the IGP said.
Alkali-Baba described the Nigeria Police as a reputable institution, which guaranteed service to humanity, and the protection of lives and property of the citizenry.
He also charged the First Lady’s ADC to remain resolute in his new rank, and to continue doing a good job.
“By this promotion, you will be taken to the category of decision making process and you are to command not less than 1000 officers and men at any point in time.
“So, I want to congratulate Shugaba for reaching this far in his chosen career in the Nigeria Police Force,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shugaba was born in 1982 and joined the Nigeria Police Force in 2002.
He had served in various capacities within the force before his appointment as the First Lady’s ADC.
Shugaba had served in the Police Command in various states, including as ADC to former IGP. Mohammed Abubakar and Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello, among others. .
A Non-Profit Organisation, National Democratic Institute (NDI), has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure participation of People With Disabilities (PWDs) in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun.
The Institute’s Country Director, Mr Steven Snook, gave the advice during a town hall meeting with PWDs on Tuesday in Osogbo.
Snook, who was represented by Mrs Osarodion Edosa, an NDI official, said that the new Electoral Act had made statutory provisions for PWDs and charged INEC to comply making the election all inclusive.
The director said that the institute intends to mobilise PWDs and through their numerical strength see to their inclusion in participatory governance in the nearest future.
“We want to see PWDs in governance in the nearest future. I believe that can be possible through their numbers by coming out to vote during elections.
“NDI wants to see your numerical strength, which will help to negotiate in occupying political positions in the future,” Snook said
In her address of welcome, Mrs Grace Jerry, Executive Director, The Inclusive Friends Association, appreciated the NDI for its technical and financial assistance for the Access Nigeria Campaign.
Jerry, represented by Mr Moses Oluwaseyi, the association’s Programme Manager, said that the stakeholders’ meeting was to provide adequate voice to ensure that PWDs were not neglected in process to the election.
She said Access Nigeria Campaign had continued to create awareness of the plights of PWDs particularly in organisations including INEC, security agencies, political parties and the media.
According to her, the association looked forward to the full implementation of Section 54 (2) of the Electoral Act 2022.
“The Electoral Act mandates INEC to provide necessary assistive materials and accessibility to PWDs towards an independent voting process,” Jerry said.
Also, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Osun, Mr Wale Olokode, urged PWDs not to be passive, but actively participate in the July 16 governorship election.
“They should come out en-mass and cast their votes,’’ he said.
Olokode, represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Charles Dikwa, said security agencies were ready to guarantee safety of lives and properties before, during and after election.
The CP said that it was the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure a free, fair and credible election on July 16.
Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Lawal Abubakar, has decorated a total of 82 officers serving in the state who were promoted to various ranks.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the decoration witnessed the observance of a minute silence for the officers killed in the Nsukka axis of the state and others who lost their lives in the line of duty within the state.
Decorating the officers, Abubakar commended the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, for recommending such a number from the state to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for promotion.
He, however, congratulated the newly-promoted and decorated officers, while “reminding them that the reward for hard work is more work.”
“The IGP requires you to redouble you efforts and get more committed to delivering on security tasks within the state.
“The IGP demands more commitment and successes from you. You must prove to the IGP that you are capable, dedicated and disciplined to wear the new ranks.
“At these ranks and stage, you are expected to lead aright and point out operational and administrative direction for those under you in the command, department or unit,” he said.
The police commissioner also gave an “Award of Gallantry” to one of the personnel from the command (name withheld) who managed to escape from kidnappers’ den in the state recently.
Responding, a newly-decorated Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Opara Ogonnaya, thanked God, the IGP and PSC for the privilege of being promoted and decorated.
“We, the newly-promoted and decorated officrrs, will not take this privilege for granted and we will put in our best to secure our people,” he said.
Also speaking, a newly-decorated DSP, Daniel Ndukwe, who is the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, said that promotion and decoration remained a big motivation for the officers and men to work harder.
“The command is thankful to God, our dear IGP and PSC for recommending and approving such a number, even as we assure our authorities of better results in terms of security of lives and property,” he added.
NAN reports that 50 officers were promoted and decorated from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), while 31 officers moved from inspector cadre to ASP and one to ACP. (
The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Mr Adesina Soyemi, has decorated 100 promoted officers in the state with new ranks.Speaking at the occasion on Monday in Lafia, the commissioner commended Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba-Alkali for recognising the hard work among the personnel.Soyemi said that the 100 personnel who were from different divisions were promoted to various ranks for their commitment to toward security in the state.
He said that one officer was promoted from Chief Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), 27 ASP to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and 72 Inspectors to ASP.He explained that police personnel were really doing a lot towards securing the state and “that is why Nasarawa State is the safest in North-Central region of the country.“The IGP recognised the effort we are making that is why the number of promoted officers in Nasarawa State are many.“Any officer with disciplinary issue in his file cannot be promoted to the next rank.”The commissioner, therefore, congratulated the beneficiaries and charged them to do more to justify their promotions.in an interview with newsmen, Mr Anietie Eyoh, who was decorated as ACP expressed gratitude to IGP for finding him worthy for the promotion.He promised to always put in his best to ensure that crime is reduced drastically in the country.Also, DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer in the state who was promoted from ASP to DSP, dedicated the promotion to God for guiding him.He explained that some of his mates in services had unfortunately died, some could not be promoted due to disciplinary issues but God had kept him.The command spokesperson, therefore, promised to continue to serve the nation to the best of his ability and keep it safe and united. (
Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Lawal Abubakar, has ordered an investigation into an allegation that an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Oluseyi Okenla, physically assaulted Sgt. Helen Onoja for no justifiable reasons.The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday.“The Commissioner has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation into the story making the rounds on social media and blogs of this physical assault.“The investigation will held establish the facts surrounding the allegations and apportioning appropriate disciplinary sanctions on whoever is found culpable,” Ndukwe said.The police spokesman said that the commissioner had reassured the general public that no stone would be left unturned in getting to the root of the matter and meting out appropriate sanctions.He noted that the Nigeria Police remained a regimented and disciplined agency that would stop at nothing to subject its personnel (male or female, or of senior or junior rank) to extant disciplinary codes, processes and punishments whenever they erred.Ndukwe said that the commissioner had enjoined the general public to avoid creating or peddling skewed narratives over the incident as alleged.“The command is urging all and sundry to count on the command to activate the investigative and internal disciplinary mechanisms of the Nigeria Police to ensure that justice prevails,” he said. (NAN)