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Police IG Egbetokun meets Arase, to establish PSC-NPF joint resolution committees

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, on Thursday met with the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Dr Solomon Arase, for the first time since his assumption of office.

The meeting discussed issues relating to the progress of both agencies of government for the development of the Nigeria Police Force, with the two leaders agreeing to set up joint committees to look into areas of likely friction in their operations.

The spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, made this known in a statement on Thursday evening.

“The PSC Chairman and the visiting acting IG had a one-hour fruitful discussion on several issues that will progress the two Federal Government agencies in the area of advancing the security sub-sector of the nation.

“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 a 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,” Ani said.

He further noted that both police chiefs also agreed on working 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.

He added, “They also agreed to ensure that promotion of police officers is prompt and based on merit, seniority and availability of vacancy.

“Dr. Arase said the commission will continue to collaborate with the acting Inspector-General of Police to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police.”

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