PSC To Interface With Minister Of Police Affairs, IGP On Constitutional Mandate Of The Commission

The acting Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court, today Monday, September 19th, 2022 addressed the Staff of the Commission on the mandate of the Commission as provided for in paragraphs 29 and 30 of the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Constitution as amended and Section 6(1) of the Police Service Commission Establishment (Act) 2001.

According to a press release on Monday, 19th September 2022 signed by the PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, he said that Justice Ogunbiyi informed the Staff that the Management will engage in personal interface with the Office of the Inspector-General of Police and the Minister of Police Affairs to understand the common ground of each other’s responsibility.

She further said that the Management intends to operate an all-inclusive and open-door policy as provided by the provision of the relevant laws.

Justice Ogunbiyi, therefore, called on the Staff of the Commission to inculcate mutual respect, good conduct and character among themselves and towards the Management stressing that “respect begets respect and the Management will do its utmost best to take the service delivery in the Commission to an enviable and excellent pedestal”.

She solicited the cooperation of all the Staff to achieve the mandate of the Commission as an effective Civilian oversight of the entire Police Force.