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The Police Service Commission (PSC) management will on Monday, November, 19, 2018, storm Enugu to begin deliberations on how to chart a new direction for Nigeria Police Force.

It was learnt that the British High Commission and the US Embassy’s senior officials are expected to be part of a four-day retreat being organised by the commission.

Musiliu Smith retired Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and PSC Chairman is said to have assembled stakeholders in the policing sector and high profile resource persons, who will converge at the Coal City for the four-day retreat on the way forward for the Force.

Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, confirmed that the theme of the retreat is: “Repositioning and Strengthening the Police Service Commission for Effective Mandate Delivery.”

Ani disclosed that those also expected included the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, the Chairman of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Police Affairs; Human Rights and development bodies; Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms and National Coordinator of SERVICOM, among others.

The retreat is expected to produce a strategic plan that would serve as a roadmap for the commission’s processes in a robust pursuit of its mandate.

The commission is constitutionally charged with the responsibilities of Recruitment, Promotion and Discipline of officers of the Nigeria Police Force up to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police.

Two papers, “PSC: From Potential to Effective Mandate Delivery” and “PSC/Police Relationship: Making it beneficial for Nigerians” would be delivered at the retreat by seasoned resource persons, while technical sessions and discussions would also hold.

It was learnt that Smith believes that the retreat would set the agenda for the new PSC nanagement inaugurated on July 25, 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari, who “noted that the commission is committed to speedily repositioning the Police Force for optimum efficiency and effectiveness.”

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