President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Solomon Arase, a former Inspector-General of Police, as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The president made this known in a letter to the Senate on Tuesday wherein he sought the lawmakers’ confirmation of the former IGP.
In the letter read out by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the president said the appointment and request for Senate confirmation is in accordance with Sections 153(1) and 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
Mr Arase, who hails from Edo State, retired as the head of the Nigeria Police about a year after Mr Buhari assumed office.
He was appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan.
If confirmed, Mr Arase will succeed Musiliu Smith, another former IGP who resigned under controversial circumstances last year.
Following the latter’s resignation, a retired judge, Clara Ogunbiyi, assumed the office in acting capacity.
Before his appointment as IGP, Mr Arase was head of the…