PSC reads riot act to IGP, others

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The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith on Friday read riot act to the Nigeria Police Force management.

Smith disclosed his displeasure with the present state of the Force on Friday when the team led by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris met him.

The meeting was the first Smith had with the team since his inauguration by Mr. President on July 25th, 2018.

While rolling out programmes to the team, Smith stressed that they must ensure that the Police Force returns to its glorious days.

According to a statement in Abuja on Friday by the Commission’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission lamented that promotion courses have been jettisoned in the Police Force with Officers enjoying several promotions without attending the expected training programmes attached with each rank.

The Commission also stated that it will no longer consider officers recommended for promotion who have not attended requisite training programmes and passed prescribed examinations required for their next rank.

Smith announced that one of the conditions for promotion must be attendance and passing the senior Command Course for senior officers and other prescribed courses for others.

He said: “Henceforth, result of performance of Officers from appropriate training courses must be attached to the recommendation to the Commission for promotion, if not, the recommendation will not be considered”.

The Chairman also advised that every Police Officer should be a licensed driver so that during operations, the sudden incapacitation of the team’s driver should not necessarily pose a serious danger to the rest of the team.

He also spoke on Police postings and frowned at the rampant and irregular postings of officers, stressing that an Officer should be allowed to stay at a new post between two to three years.

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