President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate seeking the confirmation of the appointment of former police inspector-general Solomon Arase as the next chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The request was in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan and read during plenary on Tuesday.
The letter is, titled: Confirmation of Appointment of Chairman of Police Service Commission, said: “In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of 1999. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I write to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Solomon Arase (retd) Inspector-General of Police, as Chairman, Police Service Commission.
“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the appointment in the usual expeditious manner”.
Mr Arase, 66, was the from April 2015 to June 2016 when he proceeded on retirement. He was popular among civil society players during his decades-long career as a top cop.