Nigerian Police to commence Indefinite Strike

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The Joint Union Congress of the Police Service Commission has disclosed that its members will commence an indefinite strike on August 29, 2022.

According to the letter sent to the management of the commission, the union explained that they are embarking on the strike because of a breach in the agreement between it and the management.

The chairman of the Joint Service Union, PSC chapter, Adoyi Adoyi, said that the strike is coming 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.

“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.”