From Molly Kilete, Abuja


The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Solomon Arase, has described the relationship between the commission and the Nigerian Police Force, as cordial.

He said the PSC and the police are now working harmoniously and bonding together in the interest of the nation’s internal security.

Arase, made this known when he

received the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Olukayode Egbetokun, and the Management team of the Nigeria Police Force at the PSC headquarters in Abuja.

The PSC, chair while noting that he has succeeded in stabilising the relationship between the Commission and the Nigeria Police, said that the two Institutions are now bonding together in the interest of the nation’s internal security.

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He however noted 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, saying “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 to 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.

Earlier in his address, the IGP, said the PSC Chairman have inspired the Police Management Team in so many ways. ” As IGP, you impacted postively on us and even till now, we are still learning.

” 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.