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Musiliu Smith resigns as PSC chairman

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Following the intractable dispute between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Musiliu Smith, has resigned his position as the chairman of the PSC.

A report in The Nation newspaper said the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed his resignation.

Though Ani said Smith’s resignation was on health grounds and President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted it, TheNiche reliably gathered that his resignation has something to do with the supremacy tussle which has literally paralysed new recruitments into the Force.

Ani was quoted as saying: “Yes he resigned on his own on medical grounds and the President has accepted his resignation.’’

His resignation came amid the long disagreement between the Commission and the Nigeria Police Force on recruitment exercises.

Ani noted that the Commission was yet to issue an official statement on Musiliu Smith’s resignation.

Smith, whose tenure is scheduled to end in July 2023, served the Commission for over four years.

He was appointed as IGP in May 1999 and retired in March 2002 following a police strike.

Ani said an official statement on his resignation will be issued on Thursday.

Though Ani said Musiliu Smith’s resignation was on health grounds and President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted it, TheNiche reliably gathered that his resignation has something to do with the supremacy tussle which has literally paralysed new recruitments into the Force.

Ani was quoted as saying: “Yes he resigned on his own on medical grounds and the President has accepted his resignation.

’’His resignation came amid the long disagreement between the Commission and the Nigeria Police Force on recruitment exercises.

Ani noted that the Commission was yet to issue an official statement on Musiliu Smith’s resignation.

Smith, whose tenure is scheduled to end in July 2023, served the Commission for over four years.

He was appointed as IGP in May 1999 and retired in March 2002 following a police strike.

Ani said an official statement on his resignation will be issued on Thursday.

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