By Peter Moses
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase is billed to visit Ilorin today (Thursday) on familiarization tour, National Pilot learnt last night.
The number police officer, it was gathered had never visited some states including since his appointment last year by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
To this end, preparations are in top gear by the Kwara Police Command to receive the IGP, who according to police source would be lecturing policemen at the Police headquarters during his visit today.
Spokesman of Kwara Police Command, ASP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the visit in a telephone interview with our reporter last night.
“he’s just coming to visit us,” Okasanmi who declined further information on Arase’s itinerary, said.
Arase is due for retirement on June 21, 2016.
Born on June 21, 1956, he hails from Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state.
He enlisted into the Nigerian Police on December 1, 1981 after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1980, with a degree in Political Science.
A lawyer, Arase also has a Bachelor of Law degree and Masters of Law from the University of Benin and University of Lagos respectively.
He attended the Nigerian Law school and was called to the bar in 2000.
He also has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan.
Arase has served in various commands and formations of the Nigerian police, including being the Commissioner of Police for Akwa Ibom State.
He was also an Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Bureau.
He served at the United Nations Mission in Namibia and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence College.