The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has resigned from office.

The former Inspector-General of Police was said to have tendered his resignation letter dated September 6, 2022, to President Muhammadu Buhari, who approved it on September 12.

Smith, who retired on health grounds, had been travelling abroad for medical attention in the past few months.

It was gathered on yesterday that the ex-IGP would hand over to a former Supreme Court Justice, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, who is the Commissioner one and the next in rank to the PSC Chairman.

The PSC Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed that Smith resigned on health grounds.

The commission had been at loggerheads with the police over the recruitment of constables.

Though the Appeal Court upheld the commission’s constitutional authority to recruit constables into the police, successive IGPs have continued to carry out the exercise.

Recent moves by the commission to exercise its mandate was challenged by the police authorities which issued a statement stopping the recruitment process.

The PSC had advertised the recruitment of constables and urged interested applicants to apply on its website.

Credit: Punch

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