The Senate has confirmed the nomination of a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase (rtd), for appointment as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The resolution of the Senate followed its consideration of the report of screening of the nominee, presented by the Senator Haliru Jika (APC – Bauchi Central)-led Committee on Police Affairs.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the Senate, seeking the approval of the lawmakers on the appointment of Solomon Arase, as the chairman of the PSC.
Naija News reports the President’s request was contained in a letter read before the legislators during Tuesday’s plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
Arase is a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP)and retired about one year after President Buhari assumed office.
Quoting sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended in his letter, Buhari asked the upper legislative chamber to confirm Arase as the PSC chairman.