Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (Rtd)
The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services (CDFIP) Board has approved the promotion of eighteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty four officers (18,954) in the four services.
Secretary of the Board, Malam Al-Hassan Yakmut, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the approval for the 2018 promotion exercise was the highpoint of the Board’s meeting presided over by the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (Rtd), who is also Chairman of the Board on Friday, May 17.
Yakmut, who gave the breakdown of the promotion said 8,841
personnel were promoted in the Nigeria Immigration Service; while 6,179 personnel were promoted in Nigerian Prisons Service.
He said that 3,488 personnel were promoted in Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and 446 in the Federal Fire Service, comprising of senior officers, as well as those in the junior cadres in the services.
‘’ This brings to conclusion the 2018 promotion exercise
embarked upon by the CDFIPB for personnel of the four services within the last quarter of 2018,’’ he said.
He quoted Dambazau as congratulating the promoted officers and urged them to see their elevation as a reward for their dedication to duties, loyalty and brilliant performances in the promotion examinations.
He also charged them to utilise the opportunity provided by their new ranks to deepen their contributions to nation building and commitment to combating the present security challenges confronting the nation.
The Chairman re-assured personnel that the Board would continue to promote deserving officers to boost their morale.(NAN)