Due to the non-payment of their allowances, Police Service Commission employees are currently stranded in various states of the federation where they were deployed for the elections on February 25.
They were complaining at the time that they hadn't yet received their allowances for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun that were held the previous year. According to The PUNCH, PSC staff are on duty during elections to monitor how police officers are behaving while performing their duties and to suggest sanctions in the event of infractions.
Many of them have not yet returned to carry out their regular duties at the commission, according to an officer of the commission who begged for anonymity out of fear of retaliation.
"We didn't get a penny from the commission before traveling to the states we were assigned to," the personnel claimed. We found the money as requested after being instructed to do so. We were hoping that we would get compensated as soon as we arrived or as soon as the election was over. Unfortunately, we have not yet received a penny from the commission, which is quite terrible. A large number of us are stranded as I speak to you. We ought to have been back by now to resume our regular duties at the commission, but we lack the funds to do so.
Austin Braimoh, a commissioner who represents the media in the commission, however, denied that the board had any say in how much money the younger staff members received. Braimoh claimed that the commission was in need of funding and that several senior officials who were assigned to election-related activities were also owed money.
In addition, the monthly overhead that was typically disclosed to the commission had not yet been done so, he continued. No funds have been given to the commission since January.
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