PSC to IPPS: Don’t capture police intakes without commission appointment letters




Police Service Commission (PSC) has warned stakeholders involved in the enrollment of policemen into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPS) to desist from capturing for payments any police new intake without an appointment letter issued by the commission.

A press statement by the commission’s Head Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The plenary meeting of the PSC began in Abuja on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, with a review and approval of a new date of appointments for graduates of the Police Academy Wudil, Kano.

“The plenary also decided to issue warning letters to all stakeholders involved in the enrollment of persons into the IPPS, to henceforth desist from capturing for payments any police new intake without an appointment letter issued by the commission.

“The commission’s plenary which ends on Thursday, September 29, 2022, was presided over by the acting Chairman, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi (retd), and attended by all the members of the commission. The members were; AIG Lawal Bawa, representing the Police; Mr. Austin Braimoh, representing the Media; Hajia Najatu Mohammed, representing the Women; Bar. Rommy Mom, representing Human Rights Organisations; Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, representing the Organised Private Sector; and Dr. (Mrs) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku, Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission.”

Ani said, “The commission approved that the date of appointments for graduates of the Police Academy would henceforth be the dates they graduated from the Academy. 

“The Commission also approved that the graduands date of confirmation shall be two years after graduation but on the condition that they sit for and pass the compulsory confirmation and promotion examination.

“The commission, according to the plenary decision shall be responsible for conducting the Compulsory confirmation and promotion examination for the Officers.

“On the enrollment of Police Officers into the IPPIS platform for payment without appointment letters from the Commission, the plenary decided that all stakeholders involved in this illegal act should be notified in writing on the dangers of this anomaly and possibly legal implications.”

The spokesperson further stated that, “The acting chairman said the commission will continue to work to ensure that the NPF is properly positioned to contribute effectively to nation building and security.

“Justice Ogunbiyi commended members for their commitment to service and preparedness to give their best in the pursuit of the common good of the Nigerian people.”

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