Tinubu Appoints Hashimu Argungu as New PSC Chairman, Fires Solomon Arase

President Bola Tinubu has announced significant changes to the Police Service Commission (PSC), appointing retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hashimu Argungu as the new Chairman.


This appointment effectively replaces Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police (IGP), who was appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2023.

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According to a statement released by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale on Monday, Tinubu also approved the appointments of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and retired DIG Taiwo Lakanu as a Member of the Commission. The appointments are pending confirmation by the Senate.

According to the statement, “Other members of the Police Service Commission will be appointed in due course.


“Furthermore, the President has approved the appointment of Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) with immediate effect,” Ngelale said.


According to Ngelale, Tinubu expected absolute demonstration of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in the discharge of these important functions for the overall wellbeing of the Nigeria Police and the nation.


Argungu was born on 10th July, 1957. He joined the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet ASP in 1984 and retired in 2016 with a rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). His experience spans over 32 years in Policing and Security Work.

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Academically, he has Masters of Laws (LL.M), Barrister at Laws (B.L), Bachelor of Law (LL.B), Bachelor of Arts Education (B.A.ED), Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E) and Grade II Teachers’ Certificate.


He has attended and participated in several courses such as; Policy and Strategic Studies at NIPSS, Kuru Jos, International Banking Laundering Course at Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre, Gaborone Bostwana, Public Corruption Certificate Course U.S.A. Department of Justice, Higher Management Certificate Course, ASCON, Lagos and Advanced Detective Course, Police Staff College, Jos.

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