The Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodimma has challenged police officers to wear their ranks with honour and dignity as a way of showing they worked for them.
The Governor specifically charged newly promoted police officers working in Imo State Government House to wear their new ranks with such honour and dignity as doing so is the first step towards earning more promotions in the future.
The Governor gave the charge at the decoration of four newly promoted police officers, three from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to that of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and the fourth officer confirmed as ASP.
The event took place at the Governor’s Office (Pentagon Building), Government House, Owerri, on Monday, June 20, 2022.
The three officers decorated with the rank of DSP were – Ahmed Gana, Abdulmalik Mohammed and Mohammed Suleiman while Ibrahim Abudala was confirmed ASP.
The Governor who was represented at the ceremony by his Chief of Staff, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie, acknowledged the efforts of the security agencies in the maintenance of peace and protection of lives and property in the State in particular and country at large and commended them for their unrelenting efforts despite all odds.
Anyaehie, on behalf of the people and government of Imo State, thanked the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for finding the officers worthy of promotion to their new ranks.
While congratulating the four officers, he also charged them to avoid anything that will drag their names to the mud and subsequently, rubbish the hard work they put in the past that merited them the promotions.
Addressing the officers earlier, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Barde, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Femi Haruna, advised the officers to endeavour to always carry out their assignments with utmost responsibility, “bearing in mind the discipline for which the Police Force is known for.”
Emphasising that discipline is paramount in the Police Force, he urged the officers at all levels to avoid any behaviour that will tarnish the high reputation and image of the profession built overtime.
He further encouraged police personnel still expecting to be promoted to continue to work hard and trust God that in due course they will be remembered.
The Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr. Emeka Agbo and the Chief Principal Security Officer (CPSO) to the Imo State Government House, Superintendent of Police (SP) Shaba Adamu also joined Anyaehie at the ceremony.