24th January, 2023
By Naomi Sharang
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm former Inspector-General (I-G) of Police Solomon Arase (retd), as the Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC).
Another ex-IG, Musiliu Smith has resigned in controversial circumstances as the Chairman of the Commission late last year.
Clara Ogunbiyi, a former justice of the Supreme Court has since then took over as the acting chairman of PSC.
However, in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read during plenary on Tuesday itled “Confirmation of Appointment of Chairman of Police Service Commission,” Buhari asked the upper chamber to confirm Arase as the substantive chairman for the position.
The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of 1999. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I write to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Solomon Arase (retd) Inspector-General of Police, as Chairman, Police Service Commission.
“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the appointment in the usual expeditious manner.”