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IGP decorates new DIGs, tasks officers on quality service

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

Two newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Bala Zama Senchi and John Ogbonaya Amadi, have been decorated with their new ranks.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba performed the ceremony in his office at Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja. A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the decoration came on the heels of recently released promotions by the Police Service Commission (PSC), in which the two officers’ recommendations by the IGP were approved by the body.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba

“DIG Bala Zama Senchi, psc(+), was until his recent promotion, the acting DIG Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja. A consummate police officer, he holds a BA in History. The Kebbi State-born cop has held many Command positions including the Commissioner of Police, Police Staff College, Jos, Jigawa Police Command, and Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Community Policing, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“DIG John Ogbonaya Amadi, who hails from Ebonyi State, is a versatile police officer, with a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Biology) and a Master’s Degree in Education both from the prestigious University of Lagos. He has attended several professional courses both in Nigeria, and abroad.

“He is a member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), has held many Command positions including as Commissioner of Police at the Railway Police Command, Western Ports Authority, Lagos, and Airport Command, Lagos; Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Maritime, Lagos.

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“He is currently the DIG in charge of Research and Planning, as well as the coordinating DIG for the South East Geo-Political Zone,” CSP Adejobi

He also added that the IGP tasked the senior police officers and other men of the Nigeria Police Force who were recently promoted to give quality policing service to citizens in accordance with modern police reform.

“The Inspector-General of Police has charged the senior officers and others who have just been promoted, on quality delivery of policing services to members of the public while ensuring full compliance with the police reform agenda of the President.

“He further charged the DIG Operations with improving ICT-based operational activities while the DIG Research and Planning was tasked to focus on engendering professional planning for improved policing in Nigeria,” he said.

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