The Coalition of Civil Society for Peace and Security has commended what it described as “professional excellence exhibited by the Nigerian Police Force” in its recent recruitment excises.
The civil society organisations gave the commendation in a press statement after an emergency state of the nation meeting in Abuja, Tuesday.
The statement issued by the general secretary of the coalition, Blessing Alile, called on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to desist from what it called “unwarranted political distraction” capable of derailing a process which it said was already in line with global best practices.
“We hereby appeal to the Police Service Commission to desist from unnecessary political distraction in recruitment process as the one being powered by the Nigeria Police gave opportunity for 10 personnel in the 774 local government areas in Nigeria a decision, first of its kind in Nigeria recruitment process, introducing National Identity Number for all personnel has been commended,” the statement said.
The CSOs therefore appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to transfer the functions of PSC to the Ministry of Police Affairs, as doing so would eliminate unnecessary distractions.
“We may have no option than to declare a national mass action against the Police Service Commission, as demonstration of irreversible commitment to support the Nigerian Police’s professional excellence.
“Issues of national peace must not be murdered at the altar of misguided political and selfish interest,” the statement warned.