Sacking of Service Chiefs: Only Buhari got the final say – Adesina

The Senate is calling for the step aside of the Service Chiefs in the federation.  Following the incessant killings of soldiers currently fighting insurgency and banditry in the north and calls by some concern people and stakeholders on the state of security in the nation is for the service chiefs to be replaced as some of them has been there for a long period of time.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, made known that the appointment and sacking of service chiefs still remained the prerogative of the President Muhammadu Buhari as he is in the best position to do so.
This statement is in response to the request of the Senate on Tuesday as they call for the stepping aside of the service chiefs owing to the poor security experienced in some northern part of Nigeria. The Senate in their stand is of the opinion that the killing of security operatives in the nation should be a thing of the past and one can not continue to do same thing in the same manner and expect a  different result.

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Femi Adesina said the Presidency noted the resolution and that Buhari would do what is in the best interest of the country at all times.

“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 statement said.

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“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”.

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