President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in former Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase (rtd.) as the new Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The new PSC boss took the oath of office on Wednesday at the council chamber before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, two months after the Senate confirmed him as chairperson of the PSC.
Also present at the inauguration was the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, among other council members.
Arase who retired in 2016, was the 18th indigenous Inspector-General of Police (IGP) (between April 2015 and June 2016) and has served in various capacities including as head of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, the foremost intelligence-gathering unit of the Nigerian police.
In an interview with State House Correspondents, Arase promised to prioritise the welfare of officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force.
He also vowed to address the issue of corruption and the recurring issues between the IGP and the PSC.