By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
A group, the Benin Solidarity Movement, (BSM), a social cultural /political pressure group has congratulates former Inspector-General Of Police , Solomon Arase Over his appointment as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The group in a statement signed by its President, Comrade Curtis Eghosa Ugbo and released to journalists in Benin City, said Solomon Arase appointment did not come to them as a surprise because, Arase have proved his quality during his service in the Police force.
The President Of Senate Ahmad Lawan , In a letter at plenary on Tuesday, presented President Buhari request on Sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended to clear Solomon Arase as the Chairman Of Police Service Commission ( PSC).
Arase was appointed IGP in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan who sacked Suleiman Abba over alleged disloyalty.
He was recruited into the Nigerian Police a year after on December 1, 1981. He also obtained another bachelor’s degree in Law from University of Benin as well as Masters from University of Lagos.
While in Police service, Arase served in various capacities including being Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State as well as serving intelligence gathering unit as Assistant Inspector General. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence Academy and had served in Namibia during the United Nations peacekeeping operation.