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Policemen cry out against suspended promotion exam

By Jimitota Onoyume

PORT HARCOURT—The rank and file  in the Nigeria Police have enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to right what they see as an act of injustice against them after their promotion examination to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police they wrote in 2015 was suddenly abandoned.

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The distraught Policemen said the President should direct that the promotion process, which had reached advanced stage before it was suddenly abandoned, be completed.

They said they wrote to  National Assembly and police high command on the issue in February this year, nothing concrete had been done, pleading that President Buhari should intervene.

They recalled that those  who wrote the promotion examination and those who passed were interviewed by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in the various zones and the Police Service Commission,  PSC.

“The successful candidates were asked to come to Abuja with their service files, the files are still parked at the E department in Force Headquarters, Abuja.”

The frustrated Police men said  they were shocked when suddenly the Police command  abandoned the entire process to commence fresh recruitment of civilians for the ASP cadet, pleading that the Federal  Government should  revisit the abandoned exercise that had almost been completed.

“Mr President, we were waiting for them to call us, the next thing we  saw was a fresh appointment of civilian graduates into ASP cadet promotion course. Mr President, we the rank and file in the Nigerian Police force decided to put up this letter to you just because we perceived injustices had been meted on us and for the fact that we have no  union to cry out for us. We are running to you believing that you will speak for us.”

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