President Muhammadu Buhari has pointedly told the Senate that he would not succumb to pressure to sack the Service Chiefs despite escalating security situation in the country.
Reacting to a resolution by the Senate today (Tuesday) that the Service Chiefs should either resign or be sacked, the President reminded the Senators that “appointment or sack of service chiefs is a presidential prerogative.”
A statement issued by Presidential Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, reads: “The Senate Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked due to the multi-pronged security challenges in the country.
“The Presidency notes the resolution, and reiterates that appointment or sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, will do what is in the best interest of the country at all times.”
Recall that both the Senate and House of Representatives as well as well meaning Nigerians have been calling on the President to relieve the service chiefs of their plum jobs.