The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith has resigned.
According to reports, Smith was requested to resign by the Board of the Commission and accepted.
According to a reliable source within the commission, retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, who is the commission’s representative for the judiciary, will take over from Smith, a former inspector general of police.
Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s spokesperson, also confirmed the resignation over the phone.
The commission and the Office of the Inspector-General of Police had been at loggerheads over which body has the right to conduct the recruitment into the Force.
The PSC had advertised recruitment for constables and urged interested applicants to visit its website to apply.
But the police in a statement urged members of the public to discard the notice, insisting that the recruitment process is the sole responsibility of the Force.