President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith, as Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
The President’s letter was read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during today’s plenary. Smith is to replace Mike Okiro whose five years tenure has elapsed. The President also named five others as members of the commission.
Musiliu Adeola Kunbi Smith was an Inspector General of Police (IGP) appointed in May 1999, and retired in March 2002 following a police strike. Smith succeeded Ibrahim Coomassie, who held the post from1993. He was replaced by Mustafa Adebayo Balogun.
As of 2006, Smith was Chairman of the Skye Bank board of directors.
In 2007, then Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola appointed Smith head of the Lagos State Security council.Smith is to succeed former IGP, Mike Okiro.
Buhari also appointed five others as members of the PSC.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read Buhari’s letter seeking legislative confirmation of the appointment as well as members of the commission.