President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith as the new Chairman of Police Service Commission, PSC.
Also appointed are five others as members of the Commission, the President in a letter sent to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, which was read on Thursday at the Senate Chamber ask the Senate confirm the new appointees.
The other members are Clara Ogunbiyi (full-time commissioner), north-east; Lawal Bawa (full-time commissioner), north-west; Mohammed Najatu (member) north-west.
According to the President in his letter said his request is based on sections 153 (1) and 154(1) of the constitution as amended.
“In compliance with the provisions of section 153 (1) and 154(1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, I write to forward for confirmation by the senate the under listed names as the chairman and members of Police Service Commission (PSC). I attach here, with their CVs,” President Buhari said in his letter.
“In anticipation of the early consideration and confirmation of the above appointments by the distinguished senators, please accept, Mr. Senate president, the assurance of my highest consideration.”
Smith is to replace Mike Okiro whose five years tenure has elapsed.
Musiliu Adeola Kunbi Smith was an Inspector General of Police (IGP) appointed in May 1999, and retired in March 2002 following a police strike.
Smith succeeded Ibrahim Coomassie, who held the post from1993. He was replaced by Mustafa
Smith replaces Okiro who had been serving as Chairman, PSC since May 2013 when he was appointed by former President, Goodluck Jonathan.