Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Anti-corruption group petitions Buhari over improper constitution of Police Service Commission

By News Express on 06/01/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,848


The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention over what the group described as improper constitution of the Police Service Commission (PSC). CSNAC made it clear that the decisions taken by the commission as presently constituted can be easily faulted because of its present state of constitution.

The letter, signed by the coalition’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, urged the President to immediately correct the anomaly in the PSC by appointing substantive and qualified people into the vacancies created, adding that the commission has only six members legally speaking.

Citing Section 153 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Police Service Commission (Establishment) Act 2001, the group said the commission has notable responsibility, among other things, to appoint persons to offices (other than the office of the Inspector-General of Police) in the Nigeria Police Force and to dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over any person holding office in the Nigeria Police Force (other than the Inspector-General of Police).

Said CSNAC: “Section 2(1) of the PSC Act 2001 states that the management of the commission is vested in the following members, who should not be less than seven and not more than nine at any given time;

“With the clear provision of the law as enumerated above, the current situation obtainable in the Commission, which ultimately undermines its authority and renders its decisions a nullify is enumerated below:-

“There is no representative of the non-governmental organisations in the Commission since 2013 when the nominee of former President Goodluck Jonathan for that position, Dr. Otive Igbuzor, was rejected by the senate.

“There is no secretary: since the redeployment of the last permanent secretary of the commission, Aminu Bisalla, to the Ministry of Trade and Investment by President Muhammadu Buhari in November, 2015 the office of the secretary has remained vacant. The contraption internally arranged to draft a junior Director as Acting Secretary is an anomaly alien to the PSC establishment Act 2001.

“From the unambiguous provision of the Act, it is clear the Commission has no Secretary, known to the law; since the current holder of that position, even in acting capacity, falls short of the requirement of the Law. The present composition of the PSC has only six members legally speaking.”

The coalition noted that, “Since the Police Service Commission has enormous powers on the welfare, discipline as well as dismissal of Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, we urge Mr. President to immediately correct the anomaly in the PSC by appointing substantive and qualified people into the vacancies created.

“Otherwise, decisions that affect appointments, promotions and discipline of any officer in the Nigeria Police Force taken within this period by the PSC, such as the recent promotion of 260 deserving officers, could be challenged before a court of law to the extent of its nullity.

“CSNAC therefore, by this letter demand urgent review of PSC decisions and proper composition of the Commission by your office.”

•Photo shows CSNAC Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju.

Source News Express

Posted 06/01/2016 6:07:45 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
NSCDC sets up special anti-vandalism squad

Tears, anguish as victims of Fulani herdsmen attack...

ADAMAWA GOVERNOR wins FIGHTER OF THE CENTURY AWARD...

2014 year of healing, reconciliation —Obiano

NiMet issues flood alert, forecasts ‘severe thunderstorms’ today...

Where is Nnamdi Kanu?

Jonathan orders closure of all borders until after...

Explosion reported at nuclear plant

Minister barred from distributing Buhari’s campaign material

Bayelsa declares war on cultists, prescribes 20 years...

Group fingers Fayemi in planned sack of 20,000...

Nigeria, Italy to strengthen cooperation on justice reforms...

 

Latest News UK investigator probes murder of Ex-Finance Minister’s daughter Nnamdi Kanu to make live radio broadcast on Sunday evening Shehu Sani dumps APC 2019: ‘America has no preferred candidate’ Customs intercepts container with imported soup from China WhatsApp bans more than 100,000 accounts Why we sponsor The Nigeria Prize for Science and The Nigeria Prize for Literature — NLNG MD, Tony Attah Rivers Guber: Tonye Cole will defeat Wike in 2019 — Tatua Type-2 polio virus discovered in Bauchi 2019 elections: NYCN to hold nationwide town hall meetings Minimum Wage: ‘Nigeria still a third world country’, Ngige reacts to US comparison Adeniyi challenges online publishers to help Nigerians rediscover their voices

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (407,908 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,048 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,403 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (258,255 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,935 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,685 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,484 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,912 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,698 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,106 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,770 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,525 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (69) Business & Economy (3,699) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,552) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,772) Opinion (1,125) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,315) Religion (881) Sports (1,735) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement