President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to screen and confirm the nomination of the former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase (retd), for appointment as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

The President’s request was contained in a letter read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

Buhari said the appointment was in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

If confirmed by the Senate, Arase will replace the former Chairman of the Commission, Musliu Smith, as the substantive Chairman of the PSC.

Also on Tuesday, Buhari forwarded two names to be confirmed as Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The new appointees are Dr. Mahmuda Isah from Kebbi State whose appointment is for renewal and Dr. Mann Omobayi Alli from Ondo State who is for a new appointment.

The Senate also received from Buhari another communication, seeking the appointment of five members of the Code of Conduct Bureau.

They are Murtala A. Kankia from Katsina State representing (North West ); Zephaniah Ishaku Bulus from Nasarawa State representing (North Central) and Farouq Umar from Yobe State representing (North East).

Others are Abdulsalam Taofiq Olawale from Ondo State to represent (South West) and Prof. Juwayriya Badamasiuy from Kogi State to represent (North Central).

The President urged the Senate to consider and confirm all the appointees in their usual expeditious manner.

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