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Group calls for equity, fairness in police promotion

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Group calls for equity, fairness in police promotion
Olaseni Shalom

The United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), an NGO, has called on the Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission  to ensure fairness in the ongoing promotion in the Nigeria police.

The group made the call during a joint news briefing in Abuja on Friday by Mr Olaseni Shalom and Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, the Executive Director and the Executive Secretary of the organisation respectively.

Olajengbesi, appealed to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to ensure that there was transparency in the exercise, adding that it should be devoid of ethnicity, nepotism and political interests.

“We demand that the on-going promotion process should be done in fairness and equity.

“That anyone who is due should be promoted; that promotion should be based on hard work and laws guiding the Nigerian police instead of political interest and relationships.

“We know that people can be denied promotion from past wrong doings and queries but we are saying that anybody who has diligently served and is entitled to promotion should be promoted,” he said.

Oh his part, Shalom said that it was the duty of the IGP to recommend policemen due for promotion to the Police Service Commission.

Shalom urged the commission and the Federal Government to ensure that no officer who deserved promotion was denied

UGRFP promotes peaceful resolution of crisis generated as a result of human activity, civil unrest, agitations, conflict of interest among others, in line with UN charter on conflict resolution.

 

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