The Association of Mogajis, Ibadan Chiefs and Ibadan Compound Peace Initiative (ICPI) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase as Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC).
They congratulated Arase, saying that the new PSC chairman merited the appointment considering his achievement and exemplary leadership, particulary in promoting community policing while serving in Nigeria Police Force.
Recall that President Muhammadu has urged the Senate to confirm the appointment of the former Inspector General of Police as the new Chairman of PSC, the President in a letter read in plenary on Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said the appointment is in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
A statement jointly signed by the President, Association of Ibadan Mogaji’s, Mogaji Asimiyu Ariori and the Coordinator of ICPI, Asiwaju Nurudeen Akinade, which was made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, noted that the relationship the new PSC chairman have built with Ibadan people and Oyo State in general over the years in terms of security cannot be overemphasised.
“The way he has promoted community policing among the good people of Ibadan and Oyo State is highly commendable.
“He has been a part and parcel of Ibadan despite his rank while serving at the Nigeria Police Force, he is so lovely and courageous and this make people loves him.
“We are confident that with the new assignment federal gave him, he will do more for the security of lives and properties of Nigerians and welfare of police officers across the nation”, the statement read.
They, however, said as a mark of honour to ensure that dignity, hard work and sincerity is respected, Ibadanland will endorse a date to be announced later to organise a befitting reception for Arase in his honour in Ibadan.
In the meantime, Solomon Arase was born on June 21 1956, and he served as the 18th Inspector-General of Nigeria Police. He was appointed IGP in 2015 by President Goodluck Jonathan after Suleiman Abba was sacked.
Before his appointment as IGP, Arase was the head of the topmost intelligence gathering unit of the Nigerian Police, the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau.