Police recruitment: PSC, I-G to meet minister over constitutional mandate
The Acting Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (rtd), said the commission would meet with the Minister of Police Affairs to discuss its constitutional mandate.
A statement by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC on Monday in Abuja said the Inspector-General of Police would be part of the meeting.
She said the meeting would focus on the constitutional mandate of the commission as provided in paragraphs 29 and 30 of the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
Ogunbiyi added that the meeting would focus on Section 6(1) of the Police Service Commission Establishment Act 2001.
The PSC acting chairman spoke while addressing members of staff of the commission.
She said the interface was to clearly understand the common ground of responsibilities of the PSC and the Police in the recruitment, promotion and discipline of police personnel.
Ogunbiyi pledged to operate an all inclusive and open door policy in line with relevant laws.
The acting chairman enjoined members of staff to inculcate mutual respect, good conduct and character in the discharge of their duties and relationship with the PSC management.
“Respect begets respect and the management will do its utmost best to take the service delivery in the commission to an enviable and excellent pedestal,” she said.
Ogunbiyi sought for the cooperation of members of staff to achieve the mandate of the commission of providing effective civilian oversight of the Nigeria Police Force.