LAGOS – The Commissioner of Police, Ports Operations, Apapa, Mr Kayode Aderanti, on Monday decorated six newly promoted officers and charged them to rededicate their commitment to the ideals of ports policing.
Twenty-two policemen and women were promoted; eight were transferred while six others were decorated in the command.
Aderanti said the regular promotion of police officers under the current Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Abubakar Muhammed, made it imperative for them to show more commitment to the job.
“The good thing about this administration is that the I-G ensures that when you are due for promotion, you get it.
“It is not a matter of `man no man’. But you have to put in a particular number of years of keen service. Any officer involved in any disciplinary matter will not be promoted,’’ he said.
Aderanti said the promoted officers should not allow their new ranks to be taken away from them by involving in unwholesome practices.
He advised the officers to be loyal, dedicated, hard working and endeavour to serve the people.
He also dissuaded them from conniving with “port rats” but endeavour to expose them through intelligent means.
“I expect to see the six of you in the next few months distinguishing yourselves in such a manner that we can write for special promotion.
“I don’t expect any of you to run foul of all our regulations and other extant laws to make us act better,’’ Aderanti said.
He urged the six people promoted from Constable to Corporal and from Corporal to Sergeant to leave up to expectations because of the security challenges facing the country.
He noted that they were bestowed with the new ranks because they met the requirement and because they would leave up to their responsibility.
The commissioner told NAN that only six ranks and file were decorated today because everybody could not leave their duty post at the same time. (NAN)