Jonathan Towuru, the zone six Calabar assistant inspector general of police, has tasked 39 recently promoted assistant superintendents of police to understand that they have been given advancement to positions with greater authority within the force.
He gave them leadership advice, emphasizing the importance of upholding human rights.
Importantly, he instructed them to raise the amount of money they provide their wives each month for housing because promotions come with wage raises that match.
Towuru, represented by the DCP Abayomi Shogunle of the Department of Finance, spoke when he, assisted by members of families, decorated the promoted officers.
The officers were all promoted from the rank of Inspector to ASP.
“On behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, I want you to realise that from now on you are on the Supervisory cadre as a senior police officer. Your duty will entail supervising the rank and file as well as the Inspectors.
“As part of promoting human rights always, you should also take very good care of the home front by increasing their monthly food allowances since your promotions come with more money.
“You must key in into the Inspector General of Police mission statement.”
The AIG also used the opportunity to encourage policemen to regularly embark on Keep Fit exercises, so that they will be healthy to perform their assigned jobs well.