The brand new Chairman of the Police Service Fee, Dr. Solomon Arase (Retd.), on Wednesday in Abuja, stated his administration would create belief between the Nigeria Police Drive and most of the people.
He additionally promised to prioritize police welfare as a way of curbing police corruption.
Arase disclosed this to State Home correspondents shortly after he was sworn in by the President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.), on the Presidential Villa Council Chamber, Abuja.
His inauguration comes two months after the Senate confirmed him as PSC chairman.
PUNCH reported that on January 24, 2023, Buhari forwarded Arase’s title to the Senate, asking the higher legislative chamber to substantiate him in accordance with Sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the Structure.
Talking to journalists, Arase admitted that corruption is a deep-rooted problem within the Nigerian police power that may solely be tackled on the root, by the advance of welfare.
He stated: “If you cope with points which might be prone to enhance their propensity to be corrupt, you’ll cope with it.
“For instance, how do you take care of their welfare? How do you make sure that once they retire they’ve an honest home to go to? How do you handle their kids? Can we prepare scholarships for them?
“Can we be certain that after we deploy them, they’ve the required gear to function? If you respect the individuals who be just right for you…even your canines, once they see you, will wag their tails.”
Arase additionally promised improved coaching for law enforcement officials by guaranteeing “we proceed to make our native and worldwide experience accessible to them”.
“That is what I wish to do. That residents will cooperate with the police; they see them as a part of the broader society,” he added.
Arase stated his administration would assist self-discipline as a result of “any policeman who steps out of line will face penalties.”
“However on the identical time, they’re my colleagues and my kids. So I’ll ensure that to sharpen their abilities,” he added.
“I count on the fee to permit the IGP to train his operational management over the police. And that the IG himself will respect the constitutional powers of the Police Service Fee.”
The President additionally administered the oath of workplace to the 5 members of the Board of the Code of Conduct.
They’re Murtala Kankia from Katsina State (North West); Zephaniah Bulus from Nasarawa State (North Central) and Farouk Umar from Yobe State (North East), Taofeek Abdulsalam from Ondo State (South West) and Prof. Juwaria Badamasi from Kogi State (North Central).