By Goodluck Ikiebe
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police, today Thursday, has received in audience the acting Inspector General of Police, Dr. Olukayode Egbetokun who visited the Commission for the first time since his assumption of office.
The PSC Chairman and the visiting acting IGP had a one hour fruitful discussion on several issues that are expected to advanciing the security sub-sector of the nation.
A statement by the Commission spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, says the meeting agreed to set up Joint Committees to look into areas of likely frictions in the operations of the two agencies.
“The Meeting also agreed on the setting up of the Recruitment Board that will include all the strategic stakeholders in future recruitment exercises”.
The Commission and the Police also pledged that the welfare of Police Officers will be paramount henceforth.
The two leaders also decided to jointly work together to ensure that issues of discipline are handled expeditiously so that those found wanting are adequately punished and others not found wanting are freed to continue with their career progression.
They also agreed to ensure that Police Promotions are prompt and based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancy.
Dr. Arase said the Commission would continue to collaborate with the acting Inspector General of Police to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police.