Buhari, court, election, HDPPresident Muhammadu Buhari’s executive government has replied the Nigerian senate, saying only the president can sack service chiefs.

This is coming on the heels of the call by the Senate for the sack of all the country’s service chiefs for failing to provide security to Nigerians. The Senate lamented that many Nigerians have lost their lives and property to various insecurity agents like terrorists groups, Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, as well as kidnappings and other forms of insecurity that have skyrocketed in the country.

However, in a statement through Femi Adesina, his media aide, president Buhari said the powers to sack service chiefs resides with him. He, however, ensured that he would do what he believes to be best for the country as regards the call for the sack of the service chiefs.

The statement reads thus: “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.”

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