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JUST IN: Tinubu sacks Police Commission chairman, others

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

President Bola Tinubu has removed the Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Solomon Arase (retd), and replaced him with DIG Hashimu Argungu (Rtd), to prevent any leadership vacuum at the commission.

Aside from Arase, the president also removed other members of the commission’s board.amd replaced them with the appointment of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Rtd) as Member of the Commission.

The appointments of these individuals which was made public on Monday through a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, indicated that the appointee resumption would be subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Tinubu also appointed Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), to assist Policemen manage their funds.

According to the statement, “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DIG Hashimu Argungu (Rtd) as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

“The President has also approved the appointment of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Rtd) as Member of the Commission.

“The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Other members of the Police Service Commission will be appointed in due course.

“Furthermore, the President has approved the appointment of Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) with immediate effect.

“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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