Arase Sets To End Police, Service Commission’s Recruitment Rivalry

AJOKE PHILIP
Less than one month after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Dr Solomon Arase as the Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), he has set machinery in place to find lasting solution to the recurring conflicts over recruitment into the Police Force by the two agency.
BUSINESSINSIDERNG reports that Dr Arase was last month appointed Chairman of PSC by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was, however, gathered that the PSC and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) set up a committee, which members were drawn from both establishments and were tasked with the responsibility of finding a lasting solution to the recurring conflicts over recruitment into the Police Force.
Speaking when the inspector-general of police, IGP Usman Baba, paid an historic courtesy visit to the chairman of PSC in Abuja on Monday, the chairman of the PSC, Dr Solomon Arase, said the recruitment problems between the police and the commission will be addressed as the committee will find a suitable balance for both organisations to agree on.
He further stated that the PSC, an agency with oversight function on the police, will ensure that the police get the best support in order to succeed in its job.
The PSC chair while appreciating the IGP and the Force leadership for the thoughtful visit, assured that all necessary support will be deployed to ensure the Force was repositioned for better service delivery.
He similarly expressed optimism in the quest to build stronger ties, work out more areas of collaboration and improve discipline within the ranks of the Force.
He, however, tasked the IGP to ensure discipline among the officers and men of the Force as the country will take the police serious when they know that any officer, who misbehaves, is properly disciplined.
Earlier, the IGP had said that he was at the PSC chairman’s office to congratulate the new PSC chairman on his appointment and subsequent swearing-in, assuring him of the full cooperation of the police to achieve an enviable policing system.
He said the meeting which was at his instance was geared at cementing the existing relationship between the police and the commission for an improved working relationship.
The inspector-general of police reiterated the commitment to engage with the PSC to strengthen the disciplinary mechanism of the Force and stimulate continuous Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC) meetings more frequently to dispense with matters of discipline amongst senior officers of the Force.
The IGP and the PSC chairman similarly visited the site of the new PSC office complex to ascertain the level of work done towards its completion.

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