March 20, 2023



IGP, others: Police Service Fee clears air on tenure extension 

The Police Service Fee (PSC) has stated on-going dialog within the media on whether or not retiring senior law enforcement officials’ would have an effect on the 2023 basic election’s safety was pointless distraction and an affront on all present legal guidelines guiding entry and exit within the public service.

That is because the fee has directed all law enforcement officials due for retirement to proceed on retirement.

The directive will not be unconnected with media studies  on alleged plans to elongate the tenure of the Inspector Common of Police, IGP Usman Baba, some Deputy Inspectors Common (DIGs),  Assistant Inspectors Common (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), and different senior law enforcement officials.

Blueprint studies that Baba was appointed as police boss by 

President Muhammadu Buhari on April 6, 2021, and would clock 60 years on March 1, which is the official retirement age for serving law enforcement officials.

The fee, Monday, denied media report that the fee had endorsed alleged tenure elongation bid by IGP Baba.

As a observe up, the PSC, Tuesaday, in a press assertion by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja, famous that the  fee was the statutory authorities govt physique with the Constitutional mandate to recruit, promote, dismiss and train disciplinary management over individuals holding places of work within the Nigeria Police Drive (NPF) besides the Inspector Common of Police (IGP).

The fee additionally assured Nigerians that there might by no means be any management vacuum within the NPF.

The assertion learn partly, “The Fee has watched with eager curiosity the dialog within the Media on whether or not retiring senior Police Officers’ tenure must be enlongated or not and whether or not such retirements would have an effect on the 2023 election safety.

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“Rising from a administration assembly on Monday, January 23, 2023, in Abuja, the fee stated the on-going marketing campaign for the extension of the tenures of some DIGs, AIGs, CPs, and different senior law enforcement officials, was an pointless distraction and an affront on all the present legal guidelines within the nation guiding entry and exit within the public service.

“The fee took a call that it’ll not lengthen the tenures of the retiring senior Police Officers, stressing that even when requested, it can’t accomplish that as it’s towards all present  legal guidelines, Police Act, Police Service Fee Act and the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

In accordance with the assertion, “It famous that the Police have succesful women and men who must be inspired to step into the vacancies that might be created by the exiting Officers. It assured Nigerians that there’s an institutional succession plan within the Nigeria Police Drive particularly with the present injection of 10,000 Constables and a number of other different 1000’s of cadet ASPs from the Police Academy yearly.

“The fee assured Nigerians that there shall be no  vacuum within the hierarchy of the Police with the touted retirement of a whole lot of senior law enforcement officials.

“It took a call to rigidly uphold the provisions of the regulation which stipulates {that a} serving public officer, whether or not within the Police or in every other Authorities Company, should exit the service on the age of 60 or having served for a interval of 35 years.

“The fee stated it could not encourage the subversion of the legal guidelines guiding entry and exit in to the Nigeria Public Service, including that the retiring senior law enforcement officials are usually not indespensable and that their exit wouldn’t in any means or method have an effect on the success of the 2023 basic election.”

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