BREAKING: President Tinubu sacks Arase, appoints new PSC chairman


President Bola Tinubu has made significant changes to the leadership of the Police Service Commission, appointing retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police Hashimu Argungu as the new Chairman.


This decision marks the end of the tenure of retired Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase as the commission’s chairman.

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The announcement of these appointments was made by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement titled “President Tinubu appoints new leadership for Police Service Commission and Nigerian Police Trust Fund.”

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In addition to DIG Argungu’s appointment as Chairman, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani has been appointed as Secretary, and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (retd.) as a member of the commission. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate, with other commission members expected to be appointed in due course.


President Tinubu has also appointed Mr. Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund with immediate effect. The President has emphasized the importance of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in the discharge of these roles for the benefit of the Nigeria Police and the nation as a whole.



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