Over 1500 police officers across the country who were shortlisted for Assistant Superintendent (ASP) promotion have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Force headquarters to effect their new rank.
The officers explained that they should have been promoted in 2015 based on their educational qualification.
The police had in a letter dated December 9, 2015 with reference number CB:7510/DTD/FHQ/ADJ/VOL.7/28 and entitled, “Re: ASP promotional course based on educational qualifications,” held interviews from December 14 to 19, 2015, at the Peacekeeping Training Centre, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The letter was signed by the Force Secretary, AIG Patrick Dey Dokumor on behalf of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Department of Training and Development, Chairman Joint Screening Committee, Force Headquarters.
In a save-our-soul message on Friday in Calabar, spokesperson for the aggrieved policemen, told newsmen on anonymity, that all their efforts on the promotion had been unsuccessful.
He said: “For about three years since we were shortlisted for the upgrading by the Police authorities based on our educational qualification and after series of interviews at the state and zonal levels as well as the final screening at the Force Headquarters’ Abuja, the promotion is yet to be released.
“I can tell you that we about 50 successful officers shortlisted from each of the 36 states of the federation to attend the final screening for the promotion course, while more than 1,500 officers were successful at the end of the interview in Abuja.”
He said they were crying out so that the president, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, and the Police Service Commission would look into the matter which was making affected personnel lose morale.