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AANI congratulates newly appointed police service commission boss

The National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Ambassador Emmanuel Obi Okafor, mni, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and the entire membership of the association, has congratulated one of its members, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hashimu Salihu Argungu (retired), mni NPM psc, on his appointment as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). 

Argungu, a member of Senior Executive Course (SEC) 32, 2010, of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, was appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday. 

AANI National Publicity Secretary, Brigadier General SK Usman (rtd) in a statement shared with journalists said the appointment of Argungu is undoubtedly a testament to his outstanding contributions to national development, peace, and security, as well as his unwavering dedication to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), both during his service years and in retirement. 

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“For example, his tenure as Chairman of the Nigeria Police Force Microfinance Bank PLC is further evidence of his relentless commitment to the betterment of the force and the nation at large.

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“Similarly, his illustrious career in the NPF, spanning over three decades, has been marked by exemplary leadership in various capacities, including the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in the Department of Training and Development, Assistant Inspector-General of Police at Zone 5 Command Headquarters Benin, Commissioner of Police in Jigawa State, Ogun State, and Airport Command Ikeja, Lagos, and Deputy Commissioner of Police for Legal and Prosecution Services at FCID FHQ Abuja. 

“His sterling efforts as Head of the Investigation Department at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) while on secondment from the NPF, showcases his versatile expertise and commitment to justice and abhorrence for corrupt practices in Nigeria.

“Academically distinguished, DIG Argungu (retired), mni NPM psc, holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.), Barrister of Laws (B.L.), Bachelor of Law (LL.B.), Bachelor of Arts Education (B.A.ED.), Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E.), and Grade II Teachers’ Certificate. 

“His participation in numerous professional courses, including Policy and Strategic Studies at our alma mater NIPSS, Kuru, and international training in banking law enforcement and public corruption, clearly shows his preparedness for this significant role.

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“Indeed, the appointments of various AANI members into strategic positions in this government are a testament to the confidence of the government in AANI members’ competencies. Therefore, AANI expresses its profound gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for his recognition of the exceptional talents within our ranks and for his commitment to appointing AANI members to key positions in his administration. This belief in our members’ capabilities reflects the rigorous training and strategic insights imparted by the highest policy and strategic training institute in the country, NIPSS, Kuru.

“While congratulating the new PSC Chairman, we call upon him to uphold the trust placed in him by Mr President and to strive for the continued transformation and improvement of the NPF to ensure their professionalism and optimal performance as they secure the lives and properties of the citizens and residents of this country. AANI assures him of our unwavering support as he embarks on this important mission.

“Once again, we extend our sincerest congratulations to DIG Hashimu Salihu Argungu (retired), mni NPM psc,  on this well-deserved appointment as PSC Chairman, and affirm our dedication to contributing to the welfare and security of all Nigerians in line with our motto, “Towards a Better Society,” tue statement read. 

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