Members of the Police Service Commission have opposed a plan by the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to convert 1,060 police officers from general duty to specialists.
The commissioners, who represented women, human rights groups, the organised private sector and the media in the PSC, stated that they were not consulted by the police authorities, noting that the Force should be preoccupied with the recruitment of more police officers and specialists to tackle the security challenge facing the country.
The IG had reportedly commenced moves to reverse the conversion of the specialists to general duty officers which was carried out by the immediate-past IG, Ibrahim Idris, and the Mike Okiro-led PSC.
But four PSC members, Hajiya Najatu Muhammad, Dr Nkemka Jombo-ofo, Austin Braimoh and Rommy Mom, in a letter to the IG, dated April 29, 2019, explained that the affected policemen were validly converted from specialist to general duties, following series of communication between the Force headquarters and the commission on the need for the conversion. Read more