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PSC stops use of IPPIS in capturing police graduates with no appointment letters

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
29 September 2022   |   2:45 am
Police Service Commission (PSC) has ordered that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) be stopped from paying graduates of the police academy without appointment letters.

The Nigeria Police

Police Service Commission (PSC) has ordered that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) be stopped from paying graduates of the police academy without appointment letters.

Its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, communicated the directive at the commission’s meeting, which began on September 27, 2022, to review and approve a new date for appointments of graduates of the Police Academy Wudil, Kano.

His words: “The plenary also decided to issue warning letters to all stakeholders involved in the enrolment of persons into the IPPIS, to henceforth desist from capturing for payments any police new intake without an appointment letter issued by the Commission.

“The Commission’s plenary, which ends on Thursday, September 29, 2022, was presided over by the acting Chairman, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi (retired) and attended by all members of the Commission.

“The members were AIG Lawal Bawa, representing the Police, Mr. Austin Braimoh, representing the media, Hajia Najatu Mohammed, representing women, Barr. Rommy Mom, representing human rights organisations, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, representing the Organised Private Sector (OPS) and Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku, Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission.

“The Commission approved that the date of appointments for graduates of the police academy would henceforth be the dates they graduated from the academy.

“The Commission also approved that the graduands’ date of confirmation shall be two years after graduation but on the condition that they sit for and pass the compulsory confirmation and promotion examination.”

“The Commission, according to the plenary decision, shall be responsible for conducting the compulsory confirmation and promotion examination for the officers.”

On enrolment of police officers into the IPPIS platform for payment without appointment letters from the Commission, the plenary decided, “that all stakeholders involved in this illegal act should be notified in writing on the dangers of this anomaly and possibly legal implications.”

Ani continued: “The acting chairman said the Commission will continue to work to ensure that the Nigeria Police Force is properly positioned to contribute effectively to nation building and security.

“Justice Ogunbiyi commended members for their commitment to service and preparedness to give their best in the pursuit of the common good of the Nigerian people.”