President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
In a letter at plenary on Tuesday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, based his request on Sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended.
If confirmed, Arase will succeed Musiliu Smith, also a former IGP. Smith resigned under controversial circumstances last year.
Arase was appointed IGP in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan who sacked Suleiman Abba over alleged disloyalty.
Before his appointment as IGP, Arase was head of the topmost intelligence gathering unit of the Nigerian police, the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau.
Born on June 21, 1956 in Owan West Local Government, Edo state, he attended Ahmadu Bello University for his undergraduate studies and graduated with political science degree in 1980.
He was recruited into the Nigerian Police a year after on December 1, 1981. He also obtained another bachelor’s degree in Law from University of Benin as well as Masters from University of Lagos.