The National Police Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Solomon Arase as Inspector General of Police the fastest ratification of a Police boss in recent history
Mr Arase who spoke with newsmen at State House Abuja after the meeting of the Council assured Officers and men of the Force that their welfare would be paramount on his agenda
When former Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba was unceremoniously sacked last month, not a few people believed that appointing Mr Arase as his replacement just a month to the coming in of a new administration was a blow to his career
But it seems fate is smiling on the new Police boss as confirmation of his appointment came fast on the wings at the National Police Council meeting that held today.
It’s the fastest confirmation so far and what is significant is that President-elect Muhammadu Buhari was at the National Council of State meeting which held before the meeting of the National Police Council
If the President-elect did not raise an objection to his being confirmed it may be a good sign for his longevity in that position
But he is quickly settling down identifying the issues that will be his priority not surprisingly one of such issues is the security challenge in the country strategic responses to addressing those problem
He is also firm that road block must stay off the country’s highways while welfare of Officers and men will be high on the agenda to ensure compliance with the directive
The new Inspector General of Police has admitted that there is no society that is actually crime-free but he will try to ensure that infractions are kept within tolerable level.
Not many will agree that the crime rate is not as bad as the public perception but many will probably argue that Mr Arase should be given the opportunity to show what he can do