Tinubu Sacks Arase, Police Boss Appointed by Buhari, Details Emerge

Tinubu Sacks Arase, Police Boss Appointed by Buhari, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Hashimu Argungu as the new chairman of the PSC
  • Argungu's appointment means the termination of the appointment of Solomon Arase, who was appointed by former president Muhammadu Buhari in January 2023
  • The new appointee retired as a deputy police commissioner in 2016 and is the current chairman of NPF Micro-finance Bank

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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has sacked Solomon Arase as the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Arase, a former Inspector General of Police, was appointed by as the PSC chairman by ex-president Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Shortly after the termination of his appointment, Hashimu Argungu, a deputy Inspector-General of Police, was named the new PSC chairman.

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President Bola Tinubu has sacked Solomon Arase as the chairman of the police service commission appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari. He named Hashimu Argungu as replacement.
Tinubu sacks Buhari's appointee Arase Photo Credit: @Princemoye1, @officialABAT
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Tinubu appoints Argungu as chairman of PSC

The presidency announced this in a statement signed by Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson, on Monday, June 10.

The statement partly reads:

“President Tinubu appoints new leadership for Police Service Commission and Nigerian Police Trust Fund.”

Tinubu also appointed Chief Onyemuche Nnamani and DIG Taiwo Lakanu as secretary and member of the PSC respectively.

The appointment of Argungu and others is subject to confirmation by the senate.

Tinubu appoints Sheidu as NPTF executive secretary

In the same vein, Tinubu appointed Mohammed Sheidu as the new executive secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).

According to a statement, the appointment took immediate effect.

Argungu is currently the chairman of the NPF Micro-finance Bank. He will turn 67 on July 10.

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He had served in the NPF between 1984 to 2016 before his retirement.

The new chairman of the PSC holds a Master of Law (LL.M), Barrister at Laws (B.L), Bachelor of Law (LL.B), Bachelor of Arts Education (B.A.ED), Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E) and Grade II Teachers' Certificate.

Below is the statement:

Tinubu honours Achebe

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu renamed the M18 road infrastructure in the Guzape District of Abuja after renowned novelist Chinua Achebe.

The president announced the development during the commissioning of the Road in Abuja on Saturday, June 8.

This came days after Tinubu renamed the Arterial Road N20 from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) in Abuja after the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka.

Proofreading by James Ojo Adakole, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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