Buhari fumes over Senate’s resolution on sack of Service Chiefs

July 21, 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday responded to the resolution of the Nigerian Senate demanding that the service chiefs should step aside. The president, acknowledging the resolution of the Senate calling on the Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked due to the multi-pronged security challenges in the country, remarked that the appointment and dismissal are within the prerogative of his office. He assured that he will do what is in the interests of 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 Special Adviser to the President on Media and PublicityFemi Adesina, declared in a statement.

The Senate at the plenary on Tuesday deliberated on the motion moved by Senator Ali Ndume on the security crisis in the country, leading to the resolution that the service chiefs should step aside.

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