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Senate Confirms Arase As New Chairman Of PSC

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase as the new Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC )

The red Chamber confirmed the former police boss after scaling through the screening hurdles by Senate Committee on Police Affairs headed by Senator Jika Halliru representing Bauchi Central.

Presenting the report of the committee during plenary in Abuja, Senator Halliru said Arase performed creditable well during the screening exercise and proofed that he has capacity to lead the Police Service Commission (PSC ) as its Chairman.

The Senate after adopting the report, unanimously confirmed Solomon Arase as a substantive Chairman of Police Service Commission.

President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to the Senate on Tuesday which was read on the floor of the upper legislative Chamber by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan asked the Senate to consider and screen the nominee for the post of Chairman Police service Commission.

Buhari said the appointment is in accordance with the provision of section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

By James Itodo,Edited by Grace Namiji

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