IGP, PSC boss pledge better working relationship
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, and the newly appointed Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Solomon Arase, have pledged to work together to promote a peaceful working relationship between the two institutions.
Arase was IGP from 2015 to 2016.The pledge was made by the duo, yesterday, when Usman visited the PSC boss at his Abuja office.
The IGP and his management team congratulated the PSC chair on his appointment and subsequent swearing-in, assuring him of the full cooperation of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to achieve an enviable policing system.
The meeting, at the instance of the IGP, was geared towards cementing the existing relationship between the NPF and PSC for an improved working relationship.
Arase, while appreciating the IGP and the force leadership for the thoughtful visit, assured that all necessary support would be deployed to ensure the NPF is repositioned for better service. He expressed optimism in the quest to build stronger ties, work out more areas of collaboration and improve discipline within the ranks of the force.
Usman reiterated the commitment to engage with the PSC to strengthen the disciplinary mechanism of the police and stimulate continuous Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC) meetings more frequently to dispense with matters of discipline among senior officers of the Force.
The IGP and the PSC chair similarly visited the site of the new PSC office complex to ascertain the level of work. Arase, while addressing newsmen after the meeting, said the commission and the force had insisted on collaboration in their relationships, adding that they had agreed that synergy between PSC and the police high command was needed to ensure a properly motivated police force.