President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a call by the Nigerian Senate to sack all serving service chiefs due to the recent spate of insecurity in the country.
On Tuesday, the Senate issued a resolution for the removal of the service chiefs, a resolution the President has now rejected.
In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Tuesday, the Presidency notes that the removal of service chiefs can only be done by the President who is also the chief of armed forces.
“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.” the statement read.