Okiro Too Clean to Deal, CSO Absolves Ex-IGP of N350m Scam
A civil society organisation (CSO), under the umbrella of the National Youth Movement for One Nigeria (NYMON), has said that the allegation of missing N350 million levelled against the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, was untrue.
It will be recalled that a staff of PSC, one Aaron Kasse, had alleged a diversion of N350 million from the commission’s coffers by the Okiro-led leadership.
Reacting, the President of NYMON, Comrade Joseph Diala, who described the allegation as malicious, said that under the current leadership, the PSC has immensely stabilised in areas of service delivery and job satisfaction expressed by its workforce.
Diala made the remark in a statement made available which is titled: “Good Leaders Need Ovation not False Allegation” in Abuja.
He said Okiro was appointed the chairman of the commission by former President Goodluck Jonathan based on his excellent performance when he was the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
“Sir Miko Okiro is a leader that needs an ovation from Nigerians, especially the Nigerian youth. We all saw and witnessed his performance when he was Inspector General of Police as all the rank and file in the Police Force were carried along. It is also worthy to note that shortly after his appointment, the PSC promoted 212 officers who were omitted during the last promotion. Discipline in the force bounced back as some officers were sanctioned for offences the force considered inimical to its progress,” he said.
According to him, the allegation that N350 million is missing in PSC is a fabricated story by Mr Kasse who was sanctioned by the commission for wrong doing.