Recruitment saga: Police Service Commission workers start strike on Monday

The joint trade union congress of the Police Service Commission (PSC) has notified the management of the commission of his impending strike. Union president Adoyi Adoyi said the strike will take effect from August 29 until further notice, the Punch newspaper reports. Workers at the commission, its chairman Musiliu Smith and Inspector General of Police Usman Baba have had disputes in recent months over which body should be responsible for the recruitment, promotion and appointment of officers and officers. The disagreement began when the recruitment of 10,000 officers into the Nigerian Police pitted the PSC against the office of former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, in 2019. The commission, which is responsible for recruiting police officers and taking disciplinary action against police officers who make mistakes, felt that the IGP was trying to usurp its powers. As a result, a lawsuit was started in court to stop the draft at that time. Although the commission’s case was dismissed in the Abuja Federal High Court, the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on September 30, 2020, affirmed the constitutional powers of the PSC to appoint individuals to the Nigerian Police Force. usurped powers Speaking on the matter, Mr. Adoyi pointed out that the IGP and other police chiefs, in collusion with the PSC president, have usurped the constitutional duty of the PSC. He accused the IGP of illegally carrying out the functions of the PSC in flagrant breach of the Nigerian constitution, the verdict of the Court of Appeal and the commission authorities. “We embarked on an indefinite strike from Monday August 29 to show the discontent with the way the PSC is being run by the president of the commission and the flagrant disregard for the constitution, justice and the PSC. by the IGP, Usman Baba. “The duties of the PSC are detailed in the constitution, but the IGP has ignored all that and taken over the duties of the commission. He appoints and promotes at will in opposition to what is established in the constitution. “According to the constitution, the appointment, promotion and recruitment of police and bailiffs is the prerogative of the PSC, not the IGP,” he said. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Recruitment saga: Police Service Commission workers start strike on Monday