OrderPaperToday – The Presidency has responded to the Senate’s call on the sack of security chiefs noting that only President Muhammadu Buhari has the prerogative to sack as he did appoint them.
The red chamber repeated earlier calls on Tuesday requested service chiefs step aside due to increased killings across the country recent resignation of soldiers and their long due retirement.
Reacting to this call, presidency in a press release via the Special Adviser to the President on (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the upper chamber’s resolution has been “noted.”
The statement 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.”