Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of Arase as PSC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the name of a former Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, to the Senate for confirmation as new chairman of the Police Service Commission, PSC.

Buhari’s request is contained in a personally signed letter, dated January 20 and addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The President said the nomination was 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, (Rtd. IGP) as Chairman, Police Service Commission. The nominee’s CV is hereby attached.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the appointment in the usual expeditious manner.

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“Please accept, Distinguished Senate President the assurances of my highest consideration,” Buhari wrote.

The position of the PSC became vacant following the resignation, in September 2022, of former IGP Musiliu Smith September, 2022.

Retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi has since resumed as PSC chairman in acting capacity since September 15, 2022.