Friday, June 5, 2015
GOOD NEWS FOR POLICE OFFICERS WITH ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has hinted that personnel with additional qualifications may be promoted in the next one or two months after screening.
Arase made this known in an interview with newsmen shortly after inaugurating a press centre for Police Press Corps at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday.
He said no fewer than 1,000 of such personnel had submitted their certificates for screening.
The immediate past IG, Suleiman Abba, had earlier directed heads of commands and formations nationwide to compile and forward names of personnel with additional qualifications to the Police High Command.
Arase, who gave an update on the directive, explained that the general elections delayed the screening process.
He said, “Yes, they are processing the applications. What happened was that it coincided with the elections and we felt that we cannot be doing several things at the same time.
“So, we decided to keep that in abeyance until when the elections are over. Now the Force Secretary and the AIG in charge of Administration have started processing it. Those officers, who submitted (applications) to us, we will further screen and test them.
“Possessing the certificate alone does not necessary make you qualify to meet our standard; you will have to go through some tests and verification of the certificates.”