Breaking: Police service commission’s boss finally bows to pressure, resigns amid recruitment crisis

  • Earlier, Personnel of the Police Service Commission (PSC) called for the resignation of the chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (Rtd) over alleged ineptitude
  • The chairman of the Joint Service Union, PSC chapter, Adoyi Adoyi, noted that the striking workers vowed to launch a massive protest soon if Smith refuses to quit and their demands were not met by the Federal Government
  • In a new development, Smith has finally bowed to pressure and therefore resigned from his position, on Wednesday, September 14

The chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith has resigned from his position.

According to a report by Daily Trust, the Board of the Commission asked Smith to resign and he accepted.

IGP Usman Baba, Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, Nigeria Police Force
The workers began an indefinite strike over an alleged breach of rules of engagement in the statutory roles of the commission by the IG, Usman Baba amongst others.
Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Sources claim

An impeccable source at the commission told the newspaper that Smith, a former Inspector-General of Police, is expected to hand over to Retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi representing the judiciary at the commission.

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The commission’s spokesman confirmed the development

Ikechukwu Ani, the spokesman for the commission, also confirmed the resignation to the newspaper on Wednesday, on the phone.

The feud

The commission and the Office of the Inspector-General of Police had been at loggerheads over which body has the right to conduct the recruitment into the Force.

The PSC had advertised recruitment for constables and urged interested applicants to visit its website to apply.

But the police in a statement urged members of the public to discard the notice, insisting that the recruitment process is the sole responsibility of the Force.

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There is a brewing feud between the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, and the police supervising agency, the Police Service Commission.

The feud between both parties is due to their disparities and differences in the recruitment process of new constabularies.

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The online newspaper recalled that both entities had been involved in a similar feud in 2021 where they both dragged the case to court to determine who had the sole responsibility to oversee the recruitment of constabularies.

N431m loot: More revelations from Salami’s panel emerges as Magu lands in fresh trouble

Meanwhile, investigation and prosecution await Ibrahim Magu, the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This is as recommended in the report of the Ayo Salami-led panel of inquiry on the ex-EFCC boss.

It was gathered the sum of N431 million was wrongly spent by Magu with the space of 2015-2020.

Source: Legit.ng

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