ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday morning, swore in Solomon Arase, former Inspector-General of Police (retd.), as new chairman of the Police Service Commission.
This comes two months after the senate confirmed him as chairperson of the PSC.
He took his oath of office at 10:05 am at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in the presence of Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SGF Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and other FEC members.
President Buhari had on 24 January 24, 2023, forwarded Arase’s name to the Senate, asking the upper legislative chamber to confirm him in line with sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended.
Arase, 65, retired in 2016, and was the 18th indigenous Inspector-General of Police (between April 2015 and June 2016).
He has served in various capacities including as head of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, the foremost intelligence-gathering unit of the Nigerian police.
Also, President Buhari swore-in five board members of the Code of Conduct Bureau.
They include Murtala Kankia from Katsina State (North-West); Zephaniah Bulus from Nasarawa State (North Central) and Farouk Umar from Yobe State (North East), Taofeek Abdulsalam from Ondo State (South West) and Prof. Juwaria Badamasi from Kogi State (North Central).
Council members also observed a moment of silence in honour of Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya who died on Sunday, 26 March, 2023.