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Paramilitary Board Promotes 12, 588 Officers



No fewer than 12,588 paramilitary officers spread  from across the services under the Ministry of Interior have been promoted by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB).

The announcement was contained in a statement signed and issued by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary (DOOPS), Mr. Emmanuel Agamah.

The statement said that the minister of Interior, General  Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), who doubles as the chairman of the Board, listed the paramilitary services as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Fire Service (FFS), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), and Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS).

The statement gave the breakdown of the promotion across the services as follows: NSCDC – 3,983 officers; FFS – 319 officers; NIS – 4,850 officers, and NPS – 3,436 officers”.

According to the statement, the chairman of the board and minister of Interior congratulated the newly promoted officers and charged them to employ professionalism, diligence, dedication and loyalty in the discharge of their duties, as government tackles insecurity decisively.

The statement explained that the move is to further boost personnel productivity and integrity, especially as it concerns effective service delivery and nation building.

Dambazau pledged government’s improved welfare and support to the services, and urged the officers to see their promotion as government’s recognition of their efficiency in the discharge of their duties



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