Smith made this known while playing host to the leadership of the
Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON) yesterday in
A press statement by PSC Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Ikechuwku Ani,
said that the commission chairman while receiving his guests,
disclosed that “the new management of the commission led by him met a
lot of problems but that they are working hard to surmount and clear
The spokesperson said that Smith thanked the association for pledging
to stand by him in the task of transforming the force to a modern and
efficient one, just as he assured that his doors would remain open for
their constructive advice.
Earlier, the retired Police officers, who were led by APRON President,
High Chief Fidelis Oyakhilome, told the chairman that they had come to
wish him well in his new assignment.
Chief Oyakhilome expressed readiness of the association to cooperate
with the PSC chairman in the “arduous task of rebuilding the Nigeria
Police Force from its current trend of degeneration.”
The association president further assured that the association would
be available to support the PSC Chairman and would ensure that he is
“We will do our best to make your tenure a success,” he stated.
Speaking further, he said that the Nigeria Police is lucky to have
Smith, a man who knows the workings of the Police and has a track
record of exemplary leadership qualities, at the helms of affairs at