JUST IN: Tinubu fires Arase, appoints new PSC chairman

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


He also appointed retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police Hashimu Argungu as the new chairman of PSC.


This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman of the president, Ajuri Ngelale on Monday night.



In addition to DIG Argungu’s appointment as chairman, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani has been appointed as secretary while DIG Taiwo Lakanu (retd.) is to serve as a member of the commission.


These appointments according to Ngelale are subject to confirmation by the Senate, with other commission members expected to be appointed in due course.



President Tinubu also appointed Mr. Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund with immediate effect.


Tinubu stressed the importance of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in the discharge of these roles for the benefit of the Nigeria Police and the nation as a whole.

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