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Tinubu sacks PSC chairman, Solomon Arase, names replacement


President Bola Tinubu has sacked former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and replaced him with retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Hashimu Argungu.

Argungu replaces Arase who was appointed to the position by former President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2023.

The appointment of Argungu was disclosed in a statement by the president’s media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday.

According to the statement, the President also appointed Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary of the Commission and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Rtd) as Member.

The statement said the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate, Ngelale said that other members of the Police Service Commission will be appointed in due course.

He also disclosed that the President appointed Mr. Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) with immediate effect.

The statement added that the President expects absolute demonstration of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in the discharge of these important functions for the overall wellbeing of the Nigeria Police and the nation.

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