Buhari extends nephew’s tenure as CPSO by three years
Adelani Adepegba, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of service of his Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, by three years.Dauda, who was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police last year, is Buhari’s nephew.
By the presidential approval, the CPSO, who was due to retire from service on January 1, 2020, will now leave the force on May 13, 2023.Born in 1963, Dauda was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Officer on January 1, 1985 and would clock the mandatory 35 years in service in January 2020.
Force Secretary, Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, in a signal conveying Dauda’s tenure extension directed the force’s Department of Information Technology to amend their records to reflect the development.The message with reference number 23853/FS/FHQ/ABJ/46 seen by our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, read, “The President, Commander in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Chairman, Police Council, has graciously approved the extension of service of CP Abdulkarim Dauda to May 13, 2023, when he would have attained 60 years of age. Commissioner, Information Technology, amend your records please.”
Prior to his posting to the State House as CPSO to the President, Dauda served in different police commands and formations, including the Sokoto State Command, Force Criminal Department, Lagos, Katsina State Command, Lagos State Command, Edo State Command, Police College, Kaduna, and Kano State Command.
The CPSO office was created by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to pave the way for his aide-de-camp, Moses Jitoboh, to be part of his personal security structure.But a few months after Buhari’s inauguration, his nephew was redeployed to serve as his CPSO.
It was learnt that Daudu subsequently removed Daura from his name to allegedly prevent the public from tracing his family connection to the President following criticisms over Buhari’s appointing his family and kinsmen to government offices.Our correspondent learnt that the decision to extend Daura’s stay in the force had been generating tension in the Police Service Commission, as senior officials regard Buhari’s action as a usurpation of the PSC’s powers and a violation of the 1999 Constitution.
A PSC official claimed the CPSO was being groomed to succeed the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in 2021.He stated, “The plan is to promote the CPSO to the rank of AIG and then make him the IG in 2021 when Adamu retires from service. We believe the President was misled into extending Dauda’s tenure because he had no power to do so.”
In a related development, our correspondent learnt that the tenure of embattled DIG in charge of Training and Development, Yakubu Jubrin, has been extended by two weeks.Jubrin clocked the mandatory retirement age on October 1, butThe PUNCHlearnt that his tenure had been extended to October 15.
Jubrin, who was queried for misconduct by the PSC, had approached the National Industrial Court seeking an order restraining the commission from sacking or demoting him.READ ALSO:Schools presenting unqualified graduates for NYSC – DGThe plaintiff in suit no. NICN/ABJ/294/2019, also sought a declaration of the court that the PSC could subject him to further disciplinary measures or dismissal.
The originating summons filed by his lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), was supported by an affidavit deposed to by ACP Batagarawa Buhari, who stated that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had informed the police that they had the mandate to handle the recruitment of 10,000 constables as directed by Buhari.
The commission last month queried the DIG for allegedly masterminding the disagreement between the PSC and the police by releasing the names of successful candidates and inviting them for medical screening without it’s permission.The PSC also accused the DIG of making disparaging remarks against the commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, and a member of the board in charge of recruitment, Austin Braimoh.
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Ehix07 aademoray Oganla9ja una no fit get data see this o How did you get your information? Did the president announce it or you did some investigative stunt? Please is this the first time somebody's tenure is extended? Mr Integrity So?!?...did your darling Gov. Okowa of Delta state not appoint his daughter as his aide, did u cry about that? Hypocrites
Democrat or 'Demoncrat'? Democrat indeed You always try to generate negative news around the president Very what? Very good. Carry Go!!!😊 👍 he is d 001....do u hv a problem with dat Last I checked,Buhari can do whatever he wants and nobody can do a whip about it You are a useless media house. BBC is doing what you are suppose to be doing, from someone's haircut to cheap and bogus reportage.
Nigeria 'a family affair business' Is it within his jurisdiction to do so... Naija done become family business. So far he can trust him n others working around him. This is not news abeg. Can d reporter work with someone not trusted? This is not a surprise, Buhari's government a fickle thin skinned regime obsessed with tribe, lopsided equity. Just like every other government parastatal this one👇will not escape his people.
Yes oga keep enriching you family members Alone Running it as expected. This is not a surprise, Buhari's government, a fickle thin skinned regime obsessed with tribe and lopsided equity, just like every other government parastatal this one can not be not different. U left okowa DAT implore his daughter as Ssa
Is she a Nigerian? That's democracy, carrying everyone along. Wow! Nephew? I thought the tenure elongation was due to hard work. We are all the same las las There are rules, laws, guidelines, policies that governs the civil service. Does the president have the power to disregard any of the above? What are the legal implications? This is where opposition should step in. The OfficialPDPNig needs to sue the FG on issues like this!!
Just three years? Too small a tenure. Can we make it a lifetime offer? Is the Nephew not a Nigerian orbecause he is related to Buhari means he should be jobless? Buhari extended Emefiele’s tenure as CBN governor too Family business SERAPNigeria will rush to criticise IAOkowa for appointing his daughter. This is MBuhari our NGRPresident extending is nephew appointment with another 3 years. All politicians are same.
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