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FG promotes 32,361 paramilitary officers

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Tunji-Ojo urged Nigerians to be security conscious

The Board of Immigration, Civil Defence, Fire and Correctional Services has approved the promotion of 32,361 officers from the four services.

Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed details of the promotions through the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, on Friday in Abuja.

Specifically, 4, 498 of those promoted were officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service out of the 7,000 wardens who sat for the promotion examination.

Also, 4, 598 immigration officers out of 6,544 were promoted, while 1,680 out of 1,698 fire service personnel who sat for the promotion examinations were elevated.

The majority of those promoted were, however, from the NSCDC which had 21,385 out of its 25,951 who sat for the promotion examinations and came out successful.

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The minister said it was the first time in the history of the board that such a huge number of officers were promoted.

Mr Tunji-Ojo charged the beneficiaries to commit themselves to the service of the nation.

“You should see this promotion as a new frontier in the way and manner you carry out your responsibilities; promotions come with enormous responsibilities and to whom much is given, much is expected,” he added.

 

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