By Chimezie Godfrey
The Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the promotion and upgrade of 3,877 officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service to various ranks.
According to her, the benefitting officers are those on Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS) 07 – 16 who passed the 2020 promotion examination and satisfied other criteria set by the Board.
Among those promoted from the rank of Controller of Corrections (CC) to Assistant Controller General of Corrections (ACG) are CC Oluwasemire Isaac Segun, CC Aminu Sule Zakirai, CC Inechi Moses Nnamdi and CC Akpanamah Helen.
A total of 31 Deputy Controllers of Corrections (DCC) were also promoted to the rank of CC while 72 Assistant Controllers of Corrections (ACC) were elevated to DCC.
Others include 131 Chief Superintendents of Corrections (CSC) promoted to ACC; 345 Superintendents of Corrections (SC) promoted to the rank of CSC and 519 Deputy Superintendents of Corrections (DSC) elevated to SC.
Also promoted were 535 Assistant Superintendents of Corrections 1(ASC1) to the rank of DSC while 1,101 ASC 11 were promoted to ASC 1. In the inspectorate cadre 1,139 officers were equally promoted to the rank of ASC 11.
In the same vein, the Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, mni in his capacity, approved the promotion of 2,455 junior officers. This brings the total number of officers and men promoted to 6,332.