The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, has urged the 224 recently promoted officers of the police command in Ondo State to demonstrate their worthiness of the new ranks.
The officers were officially decorated during a ceremony held in Akure, the state capital, at the weekend.
Egbetokun, represented by Assistant Inspector General, AIG Ebong Ebong of Zone 17, which encompasses Ondo and Ekiti States, welcomed the newly promoted Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to their elevated positions.
During his address, Egbetokun emphasised the importance of the officers proving themselves deserving of their new designations.
Out of the 224 officers, 73 had already been confirmed in their new ranks, while the confirmation process for the remaining officers is still pending, according to the IG.
The IG stressed the concept of responsibility, stating that with their promotion comes a heightened level of expectations.
He urged the officers to exhibit professionalism, civility, and fairness in the execution of their duties.
“From today, know what to say, where you go and what to do. You will be a mirror to junior ones. Psychologically and socially, you have to change even morally.
“I beg you, as an ASP, remember your family and carry them along due to the economic situation in Nigeria,” he said.
Similarly, Commissioner of Police, Ondo State, Taiwo Jesubiyi, retired from the police force after 33 years of service.
Gabriel Ariyo, Police Community Relation Committee, PCRC, Chairman, Ondo State, who bid the CP farewell and described him as a highly reliable and responsible friend, prayed for God to be with him.