Tinubu Appoints Argungu as New PSC Chairman

By Funmi Ojo

President Bola Tinubu has appointed retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police Hashimu Argungu as new chairman of the Police Service Commission, replacing Solomon Arase.

This announcement was made via a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled “President Tinubu Appoints New Leadership for Police Service Commission and Nigerian Police Trust Fund.”

In addition to Argungu’s appointment, President Tinubu has approved Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and retired DIG Taiwo Lakanu as member of the commission, pending Senate confirmation.

The President emphasised the importance of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in fulfilling their roles for the benefit of the Nigeria Police and the nation.

The statement read, “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DIG Hashimu Argungu (Rtd) as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission.

“The President has also approved the appointment of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Rtd) as a member of the commission.

“These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Other members of the Police Service Commission will be appointed in due course.”

Furthermore, the President has appointed Mr. Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, effective immediately.

Tinubu expects absolute integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal from the new appointees in their critical roles to enhance the overall wellbeing of the Nigeria Police and the nation.

These changes signify a significant shift in the leadership of the Police Service Commission, with new appointees tasked with the responsibility of upholding high standards and driving positive reforms within the police force.

The President’s appointments aim to ensure that the Nigeria Police operates effectively and with the utmost professionalism, contributing to national security and public trust.

As the new leadership team steps in, their performance will be closely watched by both the government and the public to see how they will tackle the challenges facing the Nigeria Police and implement necessary reforms.

About Olakunle Oyedunmola

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