Solomon Arase (Ret. ), a former inspector general of police, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Police Service Commission, and President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to confirm the nomination (PSC )
The President stated that the nomination complies with Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended in a letter to the Senate that was read aloud on the floor of the Red Chamber on Tuesday.
If Arase is confirmed by the Senate, Musliu Smith, the previous chairman of the panel, will be replaced as the Police Service Commission’s actual chairman.
In another event, President Buhari sent the Independent National Electoral Commission two names to ratify as resident electoral commissioners (INEC).
Dr. Mahmuda Isah of Kebbi State, whose appointment is up for renewal, and Dr. Mann Omobayi Alli of Ondo State, who is being appointed for the first time, are the new appointees.
The Senate also got a letter requesting the nomination of five people to the Code of Conduct Bureau.
They are Farouq Umar from Yobe state represents, Murtala A. Kankia from Katsina represents (North West), and Zephaniah Ishaku Bulus from Nasarawa represents (North Central) (North East).
Others are Prof. Juwayriya Badamasiuy from Kogi State to represent (South West) and Abdulsalam Taofiq Olawale from Ondo State (North Central )
Therefore, President Buhari pleaded with the Senate to evaluate and approve all of the appointments with the usual haste.
However, due to senators’ eagerness to suspend plenaries and join the campaign machinery of their various political parties in preparation for the next general elections, the Senate has yet to take any legislative action on the letters for the various appointments.