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GEJ ire on incompetent military leaders

14 June 2013, 07:09

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan called for a total overhaul of the security agencies to rid them of incompetent senior officials.

Jonathan took an uncharacteristic swipe at the officials while inaugurating the Police Service Commission at the State House in Abuja.

He said some senior officials did not deserve senior positions because of incompetence.

Jonathan cited indiscipline and irregularities in staff promotion exercises were a major problem in military and para-military agencies.

“I believe there are two things; one is the issue of discipline. One of the responsibilities of the Police Service Commission is to instill discipline. Another issue is that officials who have no merit to certain ranks are being promoted,” said the President.

He tasked the new Police Commission Chairman, Mike Okiro, and the other five members, to instill discipline in the force and ensure promotions were done on merit.

“One of your responsibilities is to handle promotion. I believe with you only those who merit or deserve promotion should be promoted. Those who deserve to be disciplined or even dismissal must be disciplined,” said Jonathan.

Jonathan made reference to the recent screening and reviewing of six candidates for the post of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

He argued most of the candidates were not only undeserving of the position but should have been sacked from the service.

- CAJ News


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