The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has approved the promotion of 4,134 Traffic Warden Officers to their next ranks.
The breakdown of those promoted has it that 65 Officers were elevated to the rank of a Deputy Superintendent of Traffic; 245 Officers to Assistant Superintendent of Traffic II; 138 Officers to Senior Traffic Warden; 3,683 Men to Grade I and 3 Men from Grade III to Grade II.
This development was made known to Bibian Anekwe News in a statement dated December 17 by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba.
The IGP urged the freshly promoted officers to renew their commitment to duty, explaining that hard work will always be rewarded.
The Traffic Warden Service was established in 1975 as a section of the Nigeria Police Force charged with the task of discharging functions in connection with the control and regulation of, or the enforcement of the law relating to road traffic under the direction of the Police. Since its establishment, it has remained one of the key frontline components of the Force.
The IGP, while commending the officers for their resilience and invaluable commitment to traffic control duties as greatly recognized by the members of the public, charges them to see their promotion as a call for renewed commitment to duty and further re-dedication to their professional calling.
He further enjoined the officers to be diligent in the discharge of their duties and shun all acts capable of undermining the efforts of the Force particularly in the ongoing reforms.
Earlier, Bibian Anekwe News reported that the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has explained that no ransom was paid to secure the release of schoolboys kidnapped from the government secondary school in Kankara, Katsina State.