Buhari swears-in :Arase as chairman PSC

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, swore in former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Arase’s swearing-in preceded the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and came two months after the Senate confirmed him as chairperson of the PSC.

Buhari had forwarded Arase’s name to the Senate for confirmation in line with Sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended.Arase, 65, who retired in 2016, was the 18th indigenous Inspector-General of Police (from April 2015 to June 2016).

Arase had served in various capacities, including head of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, the foremost intelligence-gathering unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The president also swore-in five board members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The members included Murtala Kankia from Katsina (North-West); Zephaniah Bulus from Nasarawa (North Central) and Farouk Umar from Yobe (North East).

Others are Taofik Abdulsalam from Ondo (South West) and Prof. Juwaria Badamasi from Kogi State (North Central).

The Council members also observed a moment of silence in honour of retired Lt.-Gen. Oladipo Diya, who died on Sunday.

Diya served as Chief of General Staff and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council (PRC) under the late General Sani Abacha regime

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