The Police Service Commission at its 18th Plenary Meeting, held on Monday, the 25th of October, 2010 deliberated on various issues pertaining to the smooth running and effective administration of the Nigeria Police Force. It took far-reaching decisions in its attempt at transforming, refocusing and repositioning the Force to meet the challenges of policing a democratic nation in the 21st Century and beyond.
The Police Service Commission 2010 Retreat scheduled to hold in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State from 1st to 4th November, 2010 titled “Repositioning the Nigeria Police to Meet the Challenges of Policing a Democratic Society in the 21st Century and Beyond” will provide an avenue for the Police Service Commission and the Police hierarchy to learn, understand, reflect and proffer solutions to the numerous challenges of policing a vast land like Nigeria.
The Police Service Commission at its 17th Plenary meeting held on Tuesday the 28th of September, 2010 and in exercise of the powers conferred on it by both the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Police Service Commission (Establishment) Act 2001 has considered the recommendations of the Acting Inspector-General of Police and approved the promotion of the following Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police.
2. They are:
(i) Ivy Uche Okoronkwo;
(ii) Azubuko J. Udah;
(iii) Ganiyu A. Dawodu;
The Police Service Commission in exercise of its mandate of Appointing, Promoting and exercising Disciplinary Control over officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force from the rank of Police Corporal to Deputy Inspector-General of Police, has with effect from 14th July, 2010 approved the suspension of the following officers:
(i) ACP John B. Abang - AP No. 30468;
(ii) ACP Mohammed Akeera Yoonus - AP No. 30514;
(iii) CSP Mohammed Ahmadu - AP No. 23757; and
(iv) ASP Mada Buba - AP No. 86112.
The inaugural meeting of the Police Recruitment Board was held in the Chairman’s Conference Room, Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase 1, Abuja, from Monday, 26th to Tuesday, 27th July, 2010. The Board which comprised of seventeen (17) Members, is made up of a Chairman, a Secretary and Assistant Secretary and a co-opted Member. It was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Parry B.O.
The attention of the Police Service Commission has been drawn to Publications in Pages 47,16 and 42 of The Punch, Thisday and Daily Trust Newspapers of 3rd August, 2010 respectively purporting to have Suspended the on – going recruitment exercises of Police Constables being embarked upon by the Police Service Commission .
The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mr. Parry Osayande, at a news briefing in Abuja on Thursday, disclosed that the commission promoted 6,973 policemen this year while it has also revisited the promotion of 140 officers which he said did not follow due process.
“ We have resolved that promotions in the Nigeria Police Force will be based on successful performance in promotion examination, merit, seniority and availability of establishment vacancy.
to the several appeals by rationalized police officers and men arising from the
mass rationalization in the Nigeria Police Force in January, 2007 and the
subsequent joint review of the appeals by the Police Service Commission and the
Nigeria Police Force, the appeals of the following officers have been successful
and are hereby recalled to active duty as detailed below:-
OF OFFICERS RECALLED
KATSINA STATE COMMAND
The Police Service Commission has said it requires an allocation of N420bn annually for five years to implement its reform of the force..
The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Parry Osayande, said this on Wednesday in Kaduna when he visited the state’s Acting Governor, Mr. Patrick Yakowa.
Osayande said the amount would be used in providing adequate logistics, infrastructure and training of policemen to meet international standards.
Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Parry Osayande, said yesterday that promotions were not automatic but were based on merit, good job, exceptional performance and availability of vacancies.
He made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. NAN recalls that few months ago, the commission was accused of delaying promotion of officers recommended by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ogbonna Onovo.