…the Commission has arrived-Osayande

The Police Service Commission received a rare visitor today, Monday, November 6th 2023 as its former Chairman Mr. Parry Osayande came visiting after more than ten years he left office.

Mr. Osayande, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police was the initiator of the Commission’s Corporate Headquarters building in Jabi, Abuja12 years ago.

He was received by current Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police who eventually succeeded in moving the Commission to the Corporate Headquarters just few weeks after he assumed office.

Mr. Osayande who was pleasantly surprised at the naming of the 500 seater auditorium of the Commission after him declared ” you have arrived, you have won and you will keep winning”

He advised that the Commission should keep up the fight adding “you are obviously doing well”

The former Chairman said the Commission and its staff should look up to the future with promise adding that the future portends good tidings.

While addressing the Staff at the auditorium named after him, Osayande noted that the PSC is the oldest Commission in the Country and was a product of the 1957 Constitutional Conference/Willinck Minorities Commission Report. This he said stemmed from the fears of the minority tribes in Nigeria who feared domination with respect to the maintenance of public order.

He noted that the Commission came into existence to ensure tribal balance and which later became the precursor for the coming of the Federal Character Commission.

The former PSC Chairman said at its inception the Commission was neglected to the point of death and relegated to the back ground but expressed happiness that the Commission is back on its feet and doing well.

Dr. Arase expressed happiness for the rare honour accorded the Commission by the visit of Osayande adding that he left valuable imprints in the growth of the Commission especially with the commencement of the building of its Corporate Headquarters.

He promised to sustain the spirit and grow the Commission to one of the best oversight bodies on Police in the world. He said the Commission will not at any time forget Osayande for planting the seed that has since germinated in the form of an intimidating edifice standing as the Corporate Headquarters of the Commission.


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