The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has given assurances of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to a better working relationship with the Police Service Commission, PSC.
The Police Chief gave the assurances on Monday, when he paid a historic courtesy visit to the newly sworn-in Chairman of the PSC, and former Police Service Commission, and former IGP, Solomon E. Arase, at his office in Abuja.
TheFact Daily recalls that Solomon Arase, was on Wednesday, 29 March, 2023, sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, and formally assumed duty at his new office at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Thursaday.
Arase, upon assumption of office, pledged to address the rift between the PSC and the NPF, adding that the issue of security sector reform was uppermost on the list of his agenda at the Commission.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, IGP Baba disclosed that his visit would improve the relationship between the police and PSC as well as enhance the security situation of the country.
The PSC Chair, while appreciating the IGP and the Force leadership for the thoughtful visit, assured that all necessary support would be deployed to ensure that the Force was repositioned for better service delivery.
He similarly expressed optimism in the quest to build stronger ties, work out more areas of collaboration, and improve discipline within the ranks of the Force.
The IGP further reiterated his commitment to engage with the PSC to strengthen the disciplinary mechanism of the Force and stimulate continuous Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC) meetings more frequently to dispense with matters of discipline amongst senior officers of the Force.