Consider FCT natives in police recruitment, promotion – PSC urged
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) representing the FCT, Comrade Dalhatu Ezekiel Musa, has urged the management of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to always consider natives of the FCT during police recruitment and promotion.
Musa, made the call when he led the management team of commission on a courtesy visit to the chairman of the PSC, Mr. Solomon Arase in his office in Abuja, on Monday.
He said the need to ensure equitable representation of all constituencies in the recruitment and promotion processes in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will enhance equal representation, even as he noted that FCT natives are usually shortchanged during recruitment process as their slot taken over by other Nigerians.
The commissioner, while citing cases of police abuses reported to his office by residents of the FCT, stressed the importance of having a professional police, which he said should be free from such rights abuses.
He, therefore, commended the efforts of the Police Service Commission (PSC) under the leadership of Mr Arase for his commitment towards upholding the integrity of the police force across the country.
Responding, Mr Arase, a former Inspector General of Police, (IGP), said one of the goals of the commission is to improve synergy between law enforcement agencies and the general public.
He expressed the commissions unwavering commitment towards promoting professionalism, transparency, and accountability within the police force, while emphasizing the role of the Police Service Commission in achieving it’s objectives.
He, therefore, assured the PCC commissioner that the PSC will work closely with the public complaints commission in order to monitor any police recruitment exercise in the FCT.