Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCT minister decorates CSO with new rank

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has decorated the Chief Security Officer, CSO, attached to his office, Rasheed Ahmed with the new rank of Superintendent of Police, SP. 

Bello, assisted by the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello, during the brief decoration ceremony which also had in attendance the Police Commissioner, K-9 Division of the Nigerian Police, Dr. Aishatu Abubakar, said the decoration is a mark of appreciation for Ahmed’s hard work as well as a testimonial to the fact that the officer represents the new face of the police force. 

The minister while congratulating the CSO for the promotion, equally acknowledged the role some senior officers who had supervised him played in training and grooming the young officer through his career and previous elevations until now. 

According to the minister, “The mark of a senior officer is not what he or she is able to do for himself but the number of people one is able to develop and groom. That is the whole essence of mentorship and leadership. I think Abdulrasheed has been very lucky since his Police College days he grew up in the system under very professional officers, men and women who have groomed him." 

He tasked the newly elevated officer to also identify other younger officers to groom, the way he has been mentored saying, “That is what we call mentorship and leadership development, and this differentiates those who are managers from those who are just ordinary officers.” 

Ahmed 35, hails from Adamawa State, South East Nigeria. A graduate of the Police Academy Wudil. He began his career in the Force at Jalingo Police Command 2010. He was later posted to the Edo State Police Command where he worked in the Administration and Finance Department of the Command. 

Ahmed was posted as Chief Security Officer, CSO, to the FCT Minister from the Edo Police Command as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP.   In 2016 he rose to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, where he rose to his present position as Superintendent of Police, SP. He is married and is a father of three. 

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