Police commission calls for removal of new constables from Payroll

Police Service Commission wants the Accountant-General of the Federation to halt the capture of ten thousand constables who recently graduated from police training colleges on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel System.

This is due to the fact that the officers had not been issued their letters of appointment and should not be enrolled on the payment portal.

According to the Public Service Rules, public officers not captured on the IPPIS cannot be paid salaries and other emoluments.

The development followed the alleged refusal of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to submit their names to the PSC for vetting on the grounds that he was empowered by the Police Act, twenty-twenty to recruit constables into the force.

The personnel were recruited in twenty-twenty and twenty-twenty-one.