President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja decorated his newly promoted Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO), Abdulkarim Dauda, to Commissioner of Police.

Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, performed the ceremony on behalf of the President at the Presidential Villa.

Speaking at the event, Kyari congratulated Dauda on his well-deserved promotion and said: “the President desires the best at all times and he expects that you discharge your duty with the highest sense of professionalism, patriotism and integrity.

“He also expects that as you discharge your duty public interest must override any other interest.”

The newly promoted Commissioner of Police expressed gratitude to God and that he would regard the promotion as a challenge and a call to duty to give his best to the country.

Dauda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. He also holds a Diploma in Police Science from the Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom.

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He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Officer on January 1, 1985, and during his 33 years career as a police officer has passed through the ranks and earned his promotions diligently beginning as an Assistant Superintendent of Police 1 in 1988 to a Commissioner of Police in 2018.

In the course of his extensive police career, Dauda attended several training courses at home and abroad.

Prior to his posting to the State House as CPSO to the President, he served in different police commands and formation including the Sokoto State Command, Force CID Lagos, Katsina State Command, Lagos State Command, Edo State Command, Police College Kaduna and Kano State Command.

Born in 1963, he is married and has five children and two grandchildren.