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PSC personnel accuse Smith of ineptitude, demand resignation

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
03 September 2022   |   2:38 am
Personnel of the Police Service Commission (PSC) have called for the resignation of the chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (rtd) over alleged ineptitude.

PSC chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith

Personnel of the Police Service Commission (PSC) have called for the resignation of the chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (rtd) over alleged ineptitude.

The staff alleged that the #ENDSARS protest where hoodlums embarked on wanton destruction of police, and public and private properties were a result of the ineptitude of the handlers of the commission.

Addressing newsmen at the Conference room of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Federal Secretariat Conference, the Chairman of the Joint Union Congress of PSC, Adoyi Augustine Adoyi, said staff of the commission would launch a massive protest if the government fails to meet their demands.

Recall that the body embarked on an indefinite strike last week over disputes that have to do with conditions of service.

Adoyi said: “A nation that has a body such as the Police Service Commission should have a better Police Force and a better Police/Civilian relationship than we have now. In fact, may I state here that as staff, we accept that the #ENDSARS protest several months ago that almost devastated the country is a result of the ineptitude of the handlers of the Commission to perform optimally?

“We as staff of the Commission recognise our huge responsibility to shaping the Police Force into an organisation that Nigerians would be proud of. We have decided not to fail this great nation. Never again! That is why we are in this struggle.

“Today, as things stand, we observe with utmost dissatisfaction that our demands have not been addressed with any seriousness or sincerity and we have equally taken note that our agitations have not been given credence in their entirety.

“Sadly, the agitations of the Staff have been summarised into a one-topic issue (police recruitment) thereby whipping up sentiments. It is this same narrative that has been sold to the press and is trending.

“The Chairman swore an oath to protect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Commission. If he has found himself unable to carry out the functions he swore to, we would then advise that he resigns honourably.”