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Police Union Embarks On Indefinite Strike


Aug 25, 2022

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The Joint Union Congress of the Police Service Commission is set to begin an indefinite strike against the management of the commission over a breach of the agreement.

The chairman of the Joint Service Union, PSC chapter, Adoyi Adoyi in an interview disclosed that the strike will commence with effect from Monday, August 29, 2022.

The strike action comes amidst disagreement between workers of the commission, the Chairman of the commission, Musiliu Smith, and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on which body should be responsible for recruitment, promotion, and appointment of constables and officers.

Adoyi noted that the management of the commission have overruled the constitutional duty of the PSC, and also alleged that the IGP took functions of the PSC upon himself in flagrant disregard of the Nigeria constitution, a verdict of the Appeal Court, and the authorities of the PSC.

Adoyi said, “We’re embarking on an indefinite strike from Monday, August 29, to show how discontent with the way the PSC is being run by the chairman of the commission, and the flagrant disregard for the constitution, the court of law, and the PSC by the IGO, Usman Baba.

“The duties of the PSC are spelt out in the constitution, but the IGP has disregarded all of that, and has taken over the duties of the commission. He appoints and promotes at will as opposed to what is stated in the constitution.

“According to the constitution, the appointment, promotion, and recruitment of police officers and constables are the prerogative of the PSC, not the IGP.”

This article was originally published on Naija News