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Proceed On Retirement, PSC Tells IGP, Other Retiring Officers

Proceed On Retirement, PSC Tells IGP, Other Retiring Officers

Proceed On Retirement, PSC Tells IGP, Other Retiring Officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has ordered all police officers who are due for retirement to proceed immediately without further delay, saying “there is an institutional succession plan in the Nigeria Police”.

The commission through its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday maintained that there can never be any leadership vacuum in the force if anybody retires.

The PSC said the directive was borne out of media reports on whether or not retiring senior police officers’ tenure should be elongated due to the forthcoming 2023 general elections’ security management.

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It further noted that it would not encourage the subversion of the laws guiding entry and exit into the public service, adding that the retiring senior police officers were not indispensable and that their exit would not in any way or manner affect the success of the 2023 general elections.

“The ongoing campaign for the extension of the tenures of some Deputy Inspectors General, Assistant Inspectors General, Commissioners of Police, and other senior police officers was an unnecessary distraction and an affront on all existing laws in the country guiding entry and exit in the public service.”

The Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday, said the commission, following a meeting on Monday, decided that it would not extend the tenures of the retiring senior police officers, stressing that even when requested, it could not do so as it was against all existing laws, the Police Act, the PSC Act, and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Ani said, “It noted that the police has capable men and women who should be encouraged to step into the vacancies that would be created by the exiting officers. It assured Nigerians that there is an institutional succession plan in the NPF, especially with the current injection of 10,000 constables and several other thousands of cadet ASPs from the police academy every year.

“The commission assured Nigerians that there will be no vacuum in the hierarchy of the police with the touted retirement of hundreds of senior police officers.

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“It decided to rigidly uphold the provisions of the law which stipulates that a serving public officer, whether in the police or any other government agency, must exit the service at the age of 60 or having served for 35 years.”

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