The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has frowned at the ‘latest trend’ in the Nigeria Police Force where officers due for retirement will refuse to leave the service, Naija News learnt.
As per the information received by journalists, the police superintendent has instructed police formations and commands to procure retirement letters from personnel who are scheduled to retire but are unwilling to depart from their service.
According to SaharaReporters, a signal obtained from the IGP office on Saturday stated that any action taken by policemen who have attained 60 years of age or 35 years in service and refused to quit would be considered null and void.
“Cooperation with other govt bodies x in compliance with the directive of the honourable chairman, Police Service Commission, the IGP directs you to draw the attention of all members of the force to the emerging and disturbing trend in the Nigeria Police Force wherein officers upon attainment of 35 years in service or 60 years of age refuse to proceed on retirement.
“This is contrary to the provisions of the public service rule (PSR) 020810 I & II, which provides that the mandatory retirement age for all grades in the service shall be 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service, no officer shall be allowed to remain in service after attaining the retirement of 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service whichever is earlier all actions taken by the said officers for the Nigeria police are null and void as a result of the expiration of service duration accordingly you are to immediately extract a letter of voluntary retirement from such officers,” the said signal noted.
“The police authorities need to publish all officers that have violated their service retirement age,” the media platform quoted a source in the IGP office to have noted.
See the said memo below: