Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 4 July 2022 approved William Fayia Sellu as the new Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police (SLP).

The presidential nominee for the office of Inspector General in the person of AIG William Fayia Sellu was interviewed in parliament by the committee for appointments on public service on Monday 1st August 2022, at Committee Room One.

This was part of established procedures for all presidential nominees so as to determine their competence and suitability for office.

This takes into account, scrutinization of his academic credentials and necessary policing experiences to lead an important organization like the SLP.

In the process, several questions were posed, which he honestly and sincerely responded to, much to the admiration of the committee members.

Issues related to his track record and vision for the Police were also meticulously probed and enquired into.

Owing to his exemplary performance on the interview panel on Monday 1st August 2022, AIG William Fayia Sellu was led to the open session of Parliament on Thursday 4th August, 2022, for approval in the designated position.

In the well of parliament, the leader of government business – Honourable Sahr Mathew Nyuma lavished praises on the now approved Inspector General of Police for being a disciplinarian, exhibiting outstanding policing performance in all assigned functions, competence, honesty, and diligence.

He furthered that he did not doubt the professional and administrative prowess of Mr. William Fayia Sellu, considering his resume and track record in the SLP.

The leader of the opposition – Honourable Chernor Maju Bah expressed same sentiments about the qualities of the IGP, followed by other speakers who contributed to the motion.

Mr. Sellu was however cautioned to tread cautiously in his position as IGP; as parliamentarians noted that there are equally competent Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) who could perform the role of Inspector General.

The parliamentary approval session attracted huge police presence and the civil populace. Admittedly, parliamentarians described the huge police and civilian presence as the first in its kind for approval of an Inspector General of Police.

Credit: SLP Media Team