The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has announced the promotion of 32,361 paramilitary personnel of agencies under the supervision of the ministry.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the agencies are the Board of Immigration, Civil Defence, Fire and Correctional Services
Dr Tunji-Ojo, who disclosed details of the promotions through the NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, on Friday in Abuja, said 4,498 of those promoted were personnel 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.
Majority of those promoted were, however, from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) which had 21,385 out of its 25,951 that sat for the promotion examinations coming out successful.
Tunji-Ojo explained that no administration had achieved this feat in recent years, saying it is evidence of an unalloyed commitment to the welfare of the officers.
While charging the beneficiaries to commit themselves to the service of the nation, the Minister said it was the first time in the history of the board that such huge number of officers were promoted.
“You should see this promotion as a new frontier in the way and manner you carry out your responsibilities; promotions comes with enormous responsibilities and to who much is given, much is expected.
“This feat, which remains unprecedented in the history of paramilitary service in Nigeria, is evidence of the commitment of the RenewedHope government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) in prioritising the welfare of our officers,” he added.