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Police Service Commission threatens strike over NPF’s takeover of police constables’ recruitment

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) workers have threatened to embark on strike action over the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) takeover of the 2022 new constables recruitment.
The PSC workers prevented the Commision’s chairman Musiliu Smith, and other board members from  entering the conference hall for the meeting as the workers insisted on holding an impromptudeliberation with the management team.

Addressing the PSC chairman and other board members, the Chairman, Joint Union Congress, PSC chapter, Adoyi Adoyi, said the workers would embark on a three-day warning strike if the management failed to address the takeover of the constables’ recruitment by the police, conclude the promotion of staff and carry out the annual training of workers.

He accused the commission of surrendering its mandate to the force, adding that the union may be compelled to petition the President if the commission’s leadership failed to address their grievances.

Adoyi said, “We are disappointed that the commission has surrendered to the police its mandate which was affirmed by the court. The commission is suffering and posterity will judge the leadership if the PSC dies in your hands.

“The commission is fast becoming a conduit for corruption and the accounting department is a poster boy for graft.”

The workers accused the commission of rendering its workers redundant, adding that the police have taken over their job of recruiting constables.

The PSC chairman listed what his management had done since assuming office and promised to deliberate on the workers’ demands before holding the plenary.

“We would discuss your demands at a management meeting and provide feedback,” he said.

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