- The Senate has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination of Solomon Arase as the PSC chairman
- Arase, a former Inspector-General of Police, was screened by the upper chamber during its plenary session on Wednesday, January 25
- The screening exercise was overseen by the chairman of the Senate committee on Police Affairs, Senator Jika Halliru
Arase's confirmation came on Wednesday, January 25, from the Senate which looked into President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination during its plenary session, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The confirmation followed a screening exercise under the supervision of the chairman of the Senate committee on Police Affairs, Senator Jika Halliru.
In his report presented to the upper chamber, Senator Halliru said Arase performed creditable well during the screening exercise and proved that he has the capacity to lead the Police Service Commission (PSC) as its Chairman.
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The Senate, therefore, unanimously confirmed Solomon Arase as a substantive chairman of the commission.
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The Senate had been asked to confirm Solomon Arase, a former inspector-general of police, as the new chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
This request was made by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter addressed to the red chamber on Tuesday, January 24.
As stated in the letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the flood of the upper chamber, President Buhari based his request on sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended.
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