Police Service Commission to Meet over Buhari’s Aide

The Police Service Commission (PSC) is to meet over the reported extension of the service of a police commissioner, and a security aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, Abdulkadir Dauda, whose retirement was said to have been deferred by the president.
It was reported that the Force Secretary and an Assistant Inspector General of Police, to the Department of Information Technology, Usman Alkali, had conveyed the president’s decision with a directive to the section to amend its records accordingly.
With the presidential approval, Dauda would now retire in 2023 when he would have been 60 years old.
But the PSC through its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, stated that the presidential directive breached civil service rules that guide the tenure and retirement of public officers, explaining that an officer was required to leave the service upon attainment of 35 years in service or 60 years of age, whichever comes first.
However a former chairman of the PSC and retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Parry Osayande, has urged the president to adhere to the rules on the matter.

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