Chris Steven, Abuja
The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has approved the promotion of 4,075 officers and men of the Nigerian Prisons Service on Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS) 08 to 15.
Those prompted include officers on lateral conversion from inspectorate cadre to officers’ cadre due to acquisition of additional qualifications.
Similarly, the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed in a letter signed by the Assistant Controller-General of Prisons, Mr. O.Y. Musa, also approved the promotion of 6,904 other ranks including those elevated from Prisons Assistant cadre to the inspectorate cadre.
The categories of affected officers in the promotion exercise include: 609 Senior officers, 352 Principal Inspectors of Prisons (PIP) to Chief Inspectors of Prisons (CIP); 2,435 Inspectors of Prisons (IP) to Senior Inspectors (SIP); 133 Lateral Conversion from inspectorate to officers ‘ cadre; 546 Up – grading (Inspector to Assistant Superintendent) and 1,039 Assistant Inspector of Prisons ( AIP) to Inspectors of Prisons (IP).
The promoted ranks include: 120 Prisons Assistant Cadre to Inspectors Cadre (acquisition of additional qualifications); 1,812 Senior Prisons Assistant (SPA) to Chief Prisons Assistant (CPA), 1,548Prisons Assistant 1 (PA1) to Senior Prisons Assistant (SPA); 2,195 Prisons Assistant 11 (PA11) to Prisons Assistant (PA1) and 190 Prisons Assistant 111 (PA111) to Prisons Assistant 11 (PA11).
The Prisons boss while congratulating the successful officers, enjoined them to justify the confidence reposed in them as not only worthy of the promotion but capable of handling the responsibilities associated with the new ranks.