The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, CP Mohammed Dankwara, on Wednesday decorated 247 officers recently promoted from the rank of Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) at the command headquarters in Benin City.

CP Dankwara congratulated the newly-promoted police officers just as he enjoined them to be more professional in the discharge of their duties as to whom much is given, much is expected.

“Promotion comes from God. Since we are lucky to have it, we should rejoice over what God has given us.

“I am in the command, as I am proclaiming here today, we are decorating you with the new rank on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police and the Police Service Commission that deemed it necessary, worthy of this rank…you have become full-fledged, gazetted officers of the Nigeria Police,” he said.

He told the promotees to bring their experience to bear and be role models to their subordinates.

“I hope you are going to use this rank effectively for the betterment of the Nigeria Police Force, for the betterment of Edo State Police Command and the betterment of your families.

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“I believe with this rank, new assignment, new portfolio will be given, if not all of you but to some of you. I believe you will do well,” he stated.

Among the decorated newly-promoted officers are ASP Cosmas Iduh, ASP Bamidele Samuel, ASP Supolb Lorkohol Edward and ASP Ensen Veren.

Speaking on behalf of others, ASP Yusuf Enoch Shedrack thanked CP Mohammed Dankwara for providing the leadership that culminated in the promotion.

He promised to use the new rank professionally and to the advancement of the Nigeria Police and the public.

Also present at the event were other management officers of the state police command.