Retired Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi has been appointed acting chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), following Wednesday voluntary retirement of Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.
His resignation based on health grounds, has been accepted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations, pursuant to Schedule 2(4) sub-section 2(2) of the Police Service Commission Establishment Act 2001, members of the management of the Commission met on Wednesday and nominated a colleague, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, as the acting Chairman pending the appointment of a new Chairman by Mr. President.
Justice Ogunbiyi who was until her nomination the Commissioner 1 in the Commission and next in hierarchy to the former Chairman, expressed her appreciation to her colleagues for the confidence reposed on her and pledged to run an inclusive administration based on the rule of law.
She said the Commission deserves the best and promised to ensure that the Management will do everything possible to give the Staff, a Commission they will be proud of.
“We will do our best by the grace of God and I believe our best will be good enough,” she noted.
Meanwhile the Joint Union Congress of the Commission has suspended its strike action to allow the new management look into its demands.
The present Management of the Commission was inaugurated on the 25th of July 2018 and is expected to exit on the 24th of July 2023.