Police Promotion: Ohanaeze tells FG to Revisit Exercise
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has knocked the Federal Government for the recent promotion exercise carried out by the Nigerian Police Force, where 37 officers were promoted to the rank of commissioners of police, and called for a revisit of the exercise.
Condemning the exercise on Saturday on his official Twitter account, President of Ohaneze, Nnia Nwodo said the recent promotion carried out by the Nigerian Police Force showed that 37 officers were pro- moted to the rank of commissioners of police, saying that the North-West zone has 12 new commissioners of police.
Nwodo expressed dissatisfaction with the imbalance and marginalisation against his zone in the promotion exercise, where the Igbo got only one slot in the commissioner of police category. “A cursory look at the list shows that North West zone has 12 new commissioners of police; North East, eight; South West seven; SouthSouth five; North Central, four; while predictably South-East brought up the rear with just one new commissioner.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo ob- serves that the already existing imbalance in the force exemplified in the fact that all police commissioners in the South East come from the North and not many Igbo officers are in the high echelon of the force should have made it imperative that more slots be given to the South East.