Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the nomination of a former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase (Rtd.), for the appointment as Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the confirmation follows the consideration of the report of screening of the nominee presented by Senator Haliru Jika (APC – Bauchi Central)-led Committee on Police Affairs during plenary on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Arase as the new PSC chairman.
The President, in a letter read during plenary on Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said the appointment was in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.
With his confirmation, Arase replaces Musiliu Smith who recently resigned.