The Police Service Commission has revealed why the former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was removed from office.
According to the PSC, Abba had to be sacked due to increasing cases of indiscipline in the rank and file of the force.
“I’m not part of the Presidency that removed him, so I cannot give adequate answer. Though at the meeting President Jonathan tried to explain to members, based on the question raised by one of the governors that Nigerians may want to know why the former IGP was removed,” said Mike Okiro, Chairman of the Police Service Commission, who spoke with newsmen after the Council of State meeting.
“The President, who was very brief in his response said, during the period of the former IGP, a lot of indiscipline was noticed among the Police rank and file and as such he felt that a new IG should come and try his luck. That is what he said, though I cannot give details of that,” he added.
Meanwhile, Solomon Arase has been confirmed as the new IGP. Following his confirmation, yesterday, he told state House correspondents that he would ensure that no Nigerian suffer injustice under his watch.
“To Nigerians, I know that their expectations are high, but I can assure them that no Nigerian will suffer any injustice by my inaction or action,” he said.
“To my men, I will tell them that their welfare will be number one on my cardinal responsibilities. You don’t motivate a workforce except their welfare is paramount. I’m going to ensure that their welfare is going to be put on the front burner.”