On Wednesday, the Anambra state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Garba Umar, decorated 1,200 newly promoted police personnel in the State command. While decorating the newly promoted personnel in the state’s capital, Awka, Umar charged them to see their new positions as a call to service.
The commissioner of police said that the personnel comprising two officers and 1,198 rank and file hold the record of the highest number ever promoted at a time in the state.
Umar called the attention of the officers to the fact that the promotion was meant to spur them to perform their duties well in their various formations.
According to him, being decorated with new ranks was usually a memorable day which every policeman looked forward to and so, he urged them to live up to expectation. Umar said,
“The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris feels that you are worthy to be elevated due to your hard work, professionalism and zero tolerance to corruption following recommendation by the Police Service Commission.
The IGP expects you to put in your best by shunning corruption and other vices when dealing with the public.
You must remain humble in the discharge of your duties and we hope this promotion will serve as morale booster for you to carry out your duties.
The beauty of any country is measured through the behaviour of her police and I urge you to continue to exhibit good image for the police at all times.”
The commissioner advised those who were yet to be promoted to be patient, assuring that theirs would soon come.
In his response, a newly promoted Chief Supritendent of Police, Mr Cosmas Eze thanked the commission for finding them worthy to be elevated. Eze pledged to justify the confidence bestowed on them by being more dedicated to their duties.