The Police Service Commission (PSC) in Nigeria has denied the report on threat of sack to policemen and women who failed to resume duty.
It was earlier reported by a newspaper that the Commission had threatened to dismiss Officers who refused to go back on duty after the EndSARS protest.
in a reaction , PSC in a statement by Head, Press and Public Relations , Mr Ikechukwu Ani, noted that
”The attention of the Police Service Commission has been drawn to a publication in the Punch newspaper of Saturday October 31 2020 reporting that the Police Service Commission will dismiss Police officers who fail to return to work.
“The Commission wishes to state that it did not at any time said that Police men who refused to get back to work would be dismissed.
“The Commission had condemned the killing of Police officers on legitimate duties and had warned that any attempt to make the country lawless will be an ill wind that will blow no body any good.
The Commission can only plead with the officers to in the spirit of nationalism return to work while the government works out enough protective programmes for them .
“The Commission will continue to do its best to ensure the police are motivated to do its job.
The Commission being the employers of the Police is pained that policemen were killed and stations set ablaze throughout the country. It will be very insensitive at this point for anyone to say that the Commission will dismiss any police man who didn’t return to work.
“The Commission is even at present mourning the deaths of it’s gallant officers who were killed in the crisis”.