Buhari Appoints Ex- IGP, Musiliu Smith As Chairman Police Service Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith, as Chairman of the Police Service Commission. Smith will 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

According to Wikipedia, Alhaji Musiliu Smith was born on April 17, 1946. He completed secondary education at Ansarud-deen College,Isolo Lagos and attended the University of Lagos where he obtained a B.Sc in Sociology in 1970.

In 1972 Musiliu Smith joined the police force in Enugu as an Assistant Police Superintendent. He later served as an Instructor in the Police College Ikeja, and a Divisional Police Officer in Mubi, Adamawa State.

From 1980 to 1982, he was in charge of the X-Squad at CID Alagbon Close,Ikoyi. He then moved to Ilorin where he served in various capacities, finally becoming Kwara State Police Command Administrative Officer.

He was posted to Rivers State in 1987, taking charge of the Police College. In 1988, he was promoted Commissioner of Police and moved to Lagos where he took over control of the Criminal Intelligence Divisional Force.

He returned to Kwara State and later Plateau State as Commissioner of Police. In 1996, Musiliu Smith was promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police, placed in charge of Zonal Headquarters, Kano. He completed a master’s degree programme in Strategic Studies at the University of Ibadan in 1997. He was appointed a member of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1998.