According to report, Police Service Commission Joint Union Congress has put out a notice of indefinite strike to the management of the commission over a breach of agreement.
According to the union, the strike will take effect from Monday, August 29, 2022. Chairman of the Joint Service Union, PSC chapter, Mr Adoyi Adoyi, made this known on Thursday in an interview.
The strike is coming amidst controversy between workers of the commission.
Adoyi noted that the IGP and other police chiefs in connivance with the chairman of the PSC, have rescinded the constitutional duty of the PSC.
He further added that the IGP has allegedly taken it upon himself to carry out the functions of the PSC in flagrant disregard of the Nigeria constitution, a verdict of the Appeal Court, and the authorities of the PSC.
Adoyi said, “We’re embarking on an indefinite strike from Monday, August 29, to show how discontent with the way the chairman of the commission is running the PSC, and the flagrant disregard for the constitution, the court of law, and the PSC by the IGO, Usman Baba.
“The duties of the PSC are spelled out in the constitution, but the IGP has disregarded all of that, and has taken over the responsibilities of the commission. He appoints and promotes at will as opposed to what is stated in the constitution.
“According to the constitution, the appointment, promotion, and recruitment of police officers and constables are the prerogative of the PSC, not the IGP.”