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Buhari appoints Arase as new chairman of PSC 

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Adekunle Adesuji, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase (Rtd) as the new Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC )

The President in a letter to the Senate which was read on the floor of the Red Chamber on Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said the appointment is in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Arase if confirmed by the Senate will replace the former chairman of the commission, Musliu Smith as a substantive Chairman of the Police Service Commission.

In another development, President Buhari also forwarded two names to be confirmed as Resident Electoral Commissioners for Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC).

The new appointees are Dr. Mahmuda Isah from Kebbi state whose appointment is for renewal and Dr. Mann Omobayi Alli from Ondo State who is for new appointment.

Another letter received by the  Senate is for the appointment of 5 members of the Code of Conduct Bureau.

They are Murtala A. Kankia from Katsina to represent  (North West); Zephaniah Ishaku Bulus from  Nasarawa to represent (North Central) and Farouq Umar from Yobe state to represent (North East).

Others are,  Abdulsalam Taofiq Olawale from Ondo State to represent  (South West) and Prof. Juwayriya Badamasiuy from Kogi State to represent (North Central )

President Buhari therefore urged the Senate to consider and confirm all the appointments in the usual expeditious manner.

The Senate is however yet to take any legislative action on the letters for the various appointments as senators are eager to suspend plenary to join the campaign train of their various political parties for the forthcoming general elections.

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