Breaking: New Police commissioner redeployed to Katsina ahead of 2019 elections
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of 37 Command Commissioners of Police for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
Their appointment came following a recommendation by the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to the Commission.
With the approval, Katsina, Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, and other states now have new Commissioners of Police while the Commissioners of Police in charge of FCT, Borno and few other states’ appointments were revalidated.
With the approval, CP Buba Sanusi will take over from Katsina CP Muhammed Wakili who is now deployed to Kano State.
Details of the approval and deployment are contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Commission’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani.
The Commissioners of Police and the states they are deployed to are: “Buba Sanusi, Katsina State; Mohammed Wakili, Kano State; Rabiu Ladodo, Jigawa State; Ahmed Iliyasu, Ogun State; Mu’azu Zubairu, Lagos State; Ibrahim Sabo, Niger State; Alkassam Sanusi, Taraba State; Garba M. Mukaddas, Adamawa State among others.
According to the Commission, the CPs are expected to proceed immediately to their new Commands ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith charged them to quickly settle at their new posts and ensure that the forthcoming general elections in their various Commands are peaceful, free, fair and transparent.
He also stated that the country cannot afford any disruption of the elections anywhere as the world was looking up to Nigeria for a proof that its democracy has continued to mature.
The Commission also said its approval has been conveyed to the acting Inspector General of Police for implementation.