197 officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) in Nasarawa state Command have been promoted to the next ranks.
Controller of the Command, Emmanuel Okoro, made this known at the decoration ceremony held on Saturday, June 29 in Lafia, the state capital.
Naija News understands that Okoro said the figure includes 89 senior officers and 108 ranks and file across prisons formations in the command.
Okoro said the promotion was done based on merit, noting that the personnel have all met the requirements needed in the service for the exercise. He further went ahead to charge the newly promoted personnel to justify the confidence deposited in them by doing what is expected of them in their various formations and units.
“As a person, I don’t expect anything less from them other than what is expected from the people who have been uplifted.“There is a general saying, whom much is given, much is expected, I expect them to understand the tortuous journey prior to this; none of the promoted officers are less than 10 years in the service,” he said.
The state controller enjoined the newly promoted officers to redouble their efforts and be responsible in the discharge of their duties; noting that all eyes would be on them.
“As for us the promoted officers, the confidence the Federal Government has on us by promoting us will be justified by our hard work; we will redouble our efforts in the discharge of our service to our fatherland Nigeria,” Assistant Controller of Prisons, Joseph Namo said while speaking on behalf of the promoted personnel.