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Senate urged to reject ex-IGP Smith as PSC chairman

A group, the Network of Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN), has urged the Senate not to confirm the appointment of former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Musliu Smith, as the chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC).


Speaking at the public presentation of report of review of Nigeria Police Force budget process, organised by the NOPRIN, yesterday in Lagos, the National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma, said the achievement of former IGPs, who have chaired the commission is promotion of the force senior officers which process is not transparency.


According to him, the main purpose and aims of establishing the commission have not be met, and would never be met if the president continues to appoint past leaders of the force that left it worse than they met it.


He added that ordinary individuals should be appointed as PSC chairman for effective change in the force. On the review, Nwanguma, said that Nigerian Police have been accused of poor service delivery and subject to negative public perception and each Inspector General of Police lays the blames on lack of adequate funding.



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