Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has explained that it is the responsibility of the Police Service Commission, PSC, to make promotions in the Police Force.
Shehu said the President is not responsible for promotion in the Nigeria Police Force.
His reaction is coming after the Police Service Commission (PSC) promoted 24 Commissioners to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG), but the exercise did not consider former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Shehu, said promotion in the Police structure is determined by the PSC and as such Buhari is not responsible for the exercise.
“President Buhari, or any Nigerian President for that matter, is not responsible for promotions in the Police. That is the business of the Police Service Commission, PSC,” Shehu stated.
“In the case of the gentleman in question, who is currently under investigation; common sense dictates that his eligibility will be determined by that outcome. The PSC could have given you the correct position on this if there was an effort to reach them.”