Anambra: 158 Prison Warders Promoted For Job Well Done. A total of 158 officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Anambra State Command have been promoted to various cadres for their hard work and diligence to duty.

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The newly promoted officers were decorated with their new ranks by the state Controller of Prisions (CP), Emmanuel Nwakaeze, in a colorful ceremony held at the NPS headquarters in Awka, Anambra state.

Addressing the officers, the prison boss urged them to brace up with challenges of the time in line with global demands, having been entrusted with a higher responsibility, trust and confidence.

He reminded them that the promotion was in recognition for their hard work, urging them to attach seriousness to the various new positions they were occupying.

“You are expected to brace up with the new challenges of building good relationship with sister paramilitary agencies and co-coordinating its activities to match with the global standard.

“Promotion for us means recognition for hard work, more account of oneself, diligence to duty. You must see your promotion as another good opportunity to put in your best while in office”, he said.

Nwakaeze, however, warned the officers to stay away from vices that could tarnish their name, image of the service and their family, in order to to be good ambassadors they were expected to be.

He further reminded the officers that the promotion exercise was a continuous one, urging those still expecting theirs to be patient with the department, and to remain obedient and diligent with their jobs.

According to the CP, only one officer, CSP Ofili Sophai was promoted to ACP, five ASP officers decorated as CSP, three promoted to DSP while seven officers were decorated as DSP.

Others promoted included ASP Alphonsus Akunnia to CSP, ASP Francis Ekezie to DSP, ASP Nwangenwe Emmanuel to DSP, among others.

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