PSC Chairman Arase welcomes IGP Egbetokun to foster stronger collaboration

Dr. Solomon Arase, chairman of the Police Service Commission and retired Inspector General of Police, along with the Commission's management team, warmly received Inspector General of Police Olukayode Egbetokun and the management team of the Nigeria Police Force at the Commission's Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024.

During the visit, Dr. Arase highlighted the successful efforts in strengthening the relationship between the Commission and the Nigeria Police, emphasizing the significant progress made in fostering a cohesive partnership for the enhancement of the nation's internal security.

Dr. Arase noted that there may be problems and frictions but “it is not insurmountable.” He called on the management team of the police to give the Inspector General, the required support. According to him "there is a lot to be done, our strategies have to change from time to time and our engagements must be improved.”

The PSC chairman advised that the legal team of the two institutions should work as a team to avoid judgments against police officers in the line of duty where the accounts of the commission are garnished as employers of the police.

The Inspector General of Police in his brief remarks said the PSC chairman has inspired the police management team in so many ways. "As IGP, you impacted positively on us and even till now, we are still learning,” Arase said in a press release signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations unit of the PSC

Arase continued: "Thank you for the support, advice and collaboration since you assumed office. We will remain grateful for that."

“The new cordial relationship between the Commission and the Police has been heartwarming. We need the PSC, we even need them more. We may have issues but we will always sit and resolve them. I look forward to a more robust collaboration and engagements "

Both parties agreed on a regular quarterly meetings to resolve any outstanding issues and work in collaboration in the interest of a better and efficient policing. 
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