- The Police Service Commission (PSC) says the issue it has with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) concerns policies and constitutional powers
- According to the PSC, confidential matters that should be between it and the NPF are leaked and celebrated in the media
- The commission maintains that it will continue to carry its oversight functions on the police as stipulated in the constitution
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced that the recent issues it has against the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) concerning appointments and promotions are being put to rest.
The PSC said this in a statement in reaction to some reports that indicated a brewing battle between it and the NPF over the recent appointment of commissioners of police.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ikechukwu Ani, spokesperson of the PSC, issued the statement in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, denying the report of a pending crisis between it and the NPF.
According to him, the recent reports followed the issue the commission had over matters of policy.
“Although there are existing issues between the commission and the police, but the issues are gradually being resolved in the interest of both parties and Nigeria in general.
“The commission frowns that, what was supposed to be confidential matters involving the two government bodies is being celebrated in the media as if the two parties are on a war path," the statement said.
The PSC insists that it has the legal backing to carry out oversight functions on the police concerning issues like appointment, promotion and discipline.
Legit.ng earlier reported how a Federal High Court, Abuja, recently ordered the NPF and the PSC to maintain a status quo on the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 officers.
Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order on Wednesday, October 23, at the hearing of the case.
Recall that the PSC had dragged the police to court, asking the court to stop Adamu from continuing the recruitment exercise.
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