President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith as the chairman of Police Service Commission, PSC.
Smith is to replace another former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro.
Okiro was appointed Head of PSC by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, and has been in office since 2013.
In a letter sent to the Senate, the President requested the National Assembly to confirm Smith’s appointment.
The President also announced the appointment of three other people as members of the PSC.
They include Clara Ogunbiyi (full-time commissioner), North-east; Lawal Bawa (full-time commissioner),North-west; Mohammed Najatu (member) North-west.
The president based his request on sections 153 (1) and 154(1) of the constitution as amended.
“In compliance with the provisions of section 153 (1) and 154(1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, I write to forward for confirmation by the senate the underlisted names as the chairman and members of Police Service Commission (PSC). I attach here, with their CVs.
“In anticipation of the early consideration and confirmation of the above appointments by the distinguished senators, please accept, Mr Senate President, the assurance of my highest consideration,” the president’s letter reads.
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