police service commission: igp tenure extension sole prerogative of president

Written by on June 14, 2023

The police service commission (PSC) says the appointment and tenure extension of the inspector general of Police (IGP) is the prerogative of the president, with the endorsement of the Police Council.

Reacting to a report where the chairman of PSC, Solomon Arase, was quoted to have said any likely waiver by the president to grant tenure extension to the IGP will utterly undermine the law,

The head of press and public relations of PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said the report was fictitious and misleading.

There have been discordant tones, especially among legal minds in the country, over the tenure of Usman Baba, the current IGP.

On May 28, a federal high court in Anambra has ordered that Baba should stop parading himself as Nigeria’s inspector-general of police.

In the judgment, Justice Fatun Riman, held that Baba’s continued stay in office after clocking the retirement age of 60, is illegal and unconstitutional.

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