PSC To Interface With Police Affairs Minister, IGP On Its Constitutional Mandate

By Frank Oshanugor

The acting Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court, on Monday,

Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi (rtd) – PSC boss

enlightened her staff on the mandate of the Commission as provided for, in paragraphs 29 and 30 of the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Constitution as amended and Section 6(1) of the Police Service Commission Establishment (Act) 2001.

Justice Ogunbiyi informed the Staff that the Management will engage in personal interface with the Office of the Inspector- General of Police and the Minister of Police Affairs with a view to understanding the common ground of each other’s responsibility.

She further disclosed Management’s intention to operate an all inclusive and open door policy as contained in the provisions of the relevant laws.

The retired learned Justice therefore called on Staff of the Commission to inculcate mutual respect,

good conduct and character among themselves and towards the Management stressing that “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 solicited the cooperation of all the Staff with a view to achieving the mandate of the

Commission as an effective Civilian oversight of the entire Police Force.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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