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Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria, CRAN hereby congratulates former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, on his appointment as the Chairman, Police Service Commission,PSC.
The choice of Arase in this exalted position did not come as a surprise.
Rather, it is a move in the right direction and an express indication of putting a round peg in a round hole, owing to his antecedents and record breaking up-beat , during his short stint as the 18th indigenous Inspector-General of Police.
With this appointment, there is no doubt that Arase is saddled with the responsibility of repositioning the Nigeria Police in all its ramifications, giving the seeming fall out between the Police and the populace .
Having gone through the Nigeria Police Force to reach its apex, it is expected that Arase will come up with strategic Police thrusts that will address the Service’s bridge function, by ensuring that extra judicial killings and human rights abuses are curbed to its barest minimum.
In addition, CRAN is optimistic that he will bring his versatile exposure and intellectual competence to bear, especially in the Commission’s Appointment, Promotional, Disciplinary , Dismissal and Welfare functions, as empowered by the Nigerian Constitution.
The appointment function must follow holistic selection that considers a broad range of factors for short and long term benefits.
Having followed his track records as a top echelon of the Nigeria Police Force , it is instructive to inform that expectations on him are high to bring his professional expertise to bear on this nouveau saddle.
CRAN as an association will support Arase to succeed , as long as he puts in the necessary policy thrusts that will make the Nigeria Police Force better than it is at present.