MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Authorities of the Police Service Commission (PSC) have warned all stakeholders involved in the enrollment of persons into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to henceforth, desist from capturing for payment any police new intake without an appointment letter issued by the Commission.
The Commission’s management has also reviewed and approved a new date of appointment for graduates of the Police Academy, (POLAC) Wudil, Kano. Henceforth, date of appointment for graduates of the Police Academy would be the dates they graduated from the Academy.
In the plenary that began this Tuesday and presided by the Commission’s acting chairman, retired Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, approved that 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.
In a statement on Wednesday, spokesman of the Commission, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani said the plenary decided that the PSC shall be responsible for conducting the compulsory confirmation and promotion examination for the officers.
On the enrollment 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 the legal implications.
Apart from the Commission’s Chairman, other members at the plenary were , Assistant Inspector General of Police Lawal Bawa, representing the Police, Mr. Austin Braimoh, representing the Media, Hajia Najatu Mohammed,
representing the Women, Bar. Rommy Mom, representing Human Rights Organizations, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, representing the Organized Private Sector and Dr. (Mrs) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku, Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission.
While commending her colleagues in PSC for their commitment to service and preparedness to give their best in the pursuit of the common good of the Nigerian people,
Justice Ogunbiyi assured that the Commission would continue to work to ensure that the Nigeria Police Force is properly positioned to contribute effectively to nation building and security.