The Police Service Commission, PSC, and the Nigeria Police Force have agreed to set up Joint Committees to resolve operational differences between the two agencies.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC in Abuja.
He said the agreement was reached when the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbetokun visited the Chairman of PSC, Dr Solomon Arase.
The two agencies, Ani said, agreed to set up a Recruitment Board that would include all the strategic stakeholders in future police recruitment exercises.
He said the leaders of the two agencies pledged that the welfare of Police Officers would be paramount henceforth.
According to him, the two leaders have also decided to jointly work together to ensure that issues of discipline are handled expeditiously.
He said the decision was to ensure that those found wanting were adequately punished while those found innocent were freed to continue their career progression.
“They also agreed to ensure that Police Promotions are prompt and based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancy,” he said.