Clara Ogunbiyi Emerges Acting PSC Chairperson
The management of the Police Service Commission (PSC) has nominated a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, as its Acting Chairperson.
In a statement on Thursday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said Justice Ogunbiyi was nominated as the acting Chairman pending the appointment of a new Chairman by President Muhammdu Buhari.
Naija News reports that the nomination of the retired judge follows the resignation of Musiliu Smith as the Chairman of the Commission.
The statement reads: “The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Adeola Kunbi Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police has formally resigned his appointment.
“His resignation which has been accepted by Mr President takes immediate effect. Alhaji Smith retired on health grounds. Following his resignation and 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 yesterday, Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, 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 Commissioner 1 in the Commission and next in the hierarchy to the former Chairman expressed her appreciation to her colleagues for the confidence reposed in 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.”