Divisional Police Officers in Bauchi State Command may be stripped of their positions if they fail to hang the portrait of the acting Inspector General of Police, Muhammadu Adamu, in their respective offices, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, has warned.
Janga was speaking while decorating 135 Officers of the Command who were promoted to various ranks. Those decorated were three new Deputy Commissioners of Police and three new Superintendents of Police.
Others were 13 Assistant Superintendents of Police, who were promoted to Deputy Superintendents of Police; while 116 Inspectors were promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police.
The Commissioner of Police performed the decoration exercise at the Police Officers’ Mess in Bauchi State and was assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Finance and Administration.
The CP noted with dismay that some DPOs were yet to purchase the portrait of the acting Police IG and that of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 12; vowing that those who fail to do so would be sanctioned.
Janga, who directed the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Kamal Abubakar, to ensure that all the DPOs buy the portrait, said, “I see no reason why a DPO, Area Commander or Head of Department in Bauchi State Police Command will not buy the portrait of the Inspector General of Police and that of the AIG, Zone 12.
“If you have not done so, please, do it, the money is not much.
“So, PPRO, all those who are yet to purchase them, if today they fail to do so, just submit their names to me. If you are a DPO, don’t blame me if I ask you to leave that office, because our boss is always our boss and will remain our boss.
“We are proud and confident to have his portrait in our respective offices. If the portrait of the IG and that of the AIG are not in your office, that office is not complete.”
Speaking on the decoration of the promoted officers, the Police Commissioner said it is aimed at celebrating a milestone achievement of the 20th indigenous Inspector of Police, Muhammadu Adamu, who recommended to the Police Service Commission, officers and men for promotion and this, the Police Service Commission has duly approved and released the names of those who are affected by this promotion.
He charged those promoted to see their promotion as an opportunity to redouble their efforts in policing their domains and ensure that they are secured and peaceful.
“To whom much is given, much is expected, to all those who have been promoted, we are expecting to see a higher performance from you, if you were not performing before, this promotion should ginger you and give you the courage to redouble your efforts and ensure that you perform more than what you have been doing,” he said.