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Breaking: Police Commission Union To Embark On Indefinite Strike

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The Police Commission Union has sent notice to the management of the commission that they are starting their strike with effect from 29th August, 2022.

The union disclosed that they’re striking because the agreement between the management and them has been breached.

Chairman of the Joint Service Union, (PSC chapter), Mr Adoyi Adoyi, made this known to journalists on Thursday noting that the strike is coming after a disagreement between workers of the commission, the Chairman of the commission, Mr Musiliu Smith, and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on which body ought to be responsible for recruitment, promotion, and appointment of constables and officers.

He stressed that the IGP and other police chiefs in connivance with the chairman of the PSC, have overruled the constitutional duty of the PSC.

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Allegedly, the chairman added that the IGP has given himself all functions of the PSC in an outright confliction to the Nigerian constitution and judgment by the Court of Appeal.

He stated: “We’re embarking on an indefinite strike from Monday, August 29, to show how discontent with the way the PSC is being run by the chairman of the commission, and the flagrant disregard for the constitution, the court of law, and the PSC by the IGO, Usman Baba.

“The duties of the PSC are spelt out in the constitution, but the IGP has disregarded all of that, and has taken over the duties of the commission.

According to Adoyi, the IGP appoints and promotes anytime he wills as against the constitution.

He said:

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“According to the constitution, the appointment, promotion, and recruitment of police officers and constables are the prerogative of the PSC, not the IGP.”

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